Subject: Re: Routed, anyone?
To: Julian Bean <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/07/1996 13:29:57
>Perhaps I misunderstand.  But surely if I don't run routed, then I'm not
>advertising the routes.  And I want to advertise the routes, because I don't
>want to have to get the root password of my ISP's router, telnet in, and add
>a static route there.

Well, _since_ your ISP accepts routing information from their customers,
they have opened themselves up to a large number of security holes.  Using
this knowledge, you should be able to easily obtain the root PW on your
ISP's router and add the static route yourself :-)

>You've really got a thing about dynamic routing, haven't you?  I thought
>dynamic routing was one of the really clever things about the internet.

Dyanmic routing is cool, when it works.  routed is the spawn of satan.

But seriously, since you're using an IP address assigned by your ISP (right?)
then why don't you just ask them to add a static route on their router
for you?  Or if they offer it, you could just ask for a two or three-bit
subnet so you can use any of those addresses that you want.  I have a
three-bit subnet to home (ok, I also happen to be in control of the box
that controls dialup-IP access, so it's easy for me to do this :-) ).