Subject: Re: ip_flow.c
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List: tech-net
Date: 01/27/1999 22:47:33
> >is this still valid?
> That was a quote from the Router Requirement RFC (RFC1812); it is a
> Proposed Standard.  RFC2400 lists it as "Elective", which is described
> as:
>       A system may or may not implement an elective protocol. The
>       general notion is that if you are going to do something like this,
>       you must do exactly this.
> implying that if you are going to do something like being a router, you
> must follow RFC1812.

I think it's relevant to ask the question about the IPv4 header checksum
verification since:

- IPv6 doesn't have a header checksum at all.
- The BBN MGR doesn't do header checksum verification at all, see

I wouldn't be surprised if there are also other high speed routers that
don't verify the header checksum.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting,