Subject: Re: Should loose source routing be enabled if not IPFORWARDING?
To: Mark P. Gooderum <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/14/1994 15:24:24
"Mark P. Gooderum" says:
> In my view if GATEWAY is on, source routed packets should be passed, if
> not, they shouldn't.  If you've turned off packet forwarding/routing
> your clearly (to me) don't want packets of any kind passing through the
> machine (at least not without some application sending on the data).
> None of the legitimate uses of source routing have any need to pass through
> a box that has GATEWAY off.

I agree with this extremely strongly. If you aren't a GATEWAY, maybe
you should accept source routed packets, but it is bad to unexpectedly
pass them along.

It might also be nice to disable source routing for the security
conscious (host requirement or no) but thats a separate issue.