Subject: Re: Routed, anyone?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 03/10/1996 07:48:07
[Jules asks how to keep routed from timing out a route.]
[someone else - I forget who - says you don't want to run routed.]
[Finally, Jules replies...]
> I'll come clean.
> I work freelance for my ISP, so I can do anything I like to their
> router. It's just that the dynamic solution 'felt right'. It meant,
> for one thing, I don't have to specify which machine I use to dial in
It also means, it seems to me, that something unfortunate happened and
nobody seems to have noticed: you asked a reasonable question and
everybody ignored the question, instead attacking what you were doing.
As if I said "when I compile this hash-table code, cc coredumps" and
everyone said "don't do that, you want to use a linked list instead of
a hash table".
Yes, I think running RIP over a dialup link is usually a bad idea. But
I'm not prepared to excuse routed's being rude to your route just
because the particular reason you want to advertise it seems like a bad
idea to me. (No, I don't know how to make routed do what you want.)