Subject: Re: Router Alert
To: None <>
From: Billy Mullins <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/07/2000 09:54:34
In message <>
with subject: 'Re: Router Alert'
Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 04:17:37PM -0400, Billy Mullins wrote:
>  > Does anyone know if the IP Router Alert Option(RFC 2113) been implemented
>  > in any of the NetBSD kernels?  I've searched version 1.4.1 with no success
>  > although it is possible that I have overlooked it.
> Not to my knowledge.  Tho, having just read the RFC, looks pretty simple.
Yea, it's not a big change.  

> I guess what we'd want to do is set an IP-specific socket option that
> causes ip_output() to include it in packets sent from that socket?  The
> receiving end doesn't need to handle it...
> ...or do you mean "pay attention to it when NetBSD is in the role of
> a router"?  :-)

Both. :)

It seems most of the dates in the networking code haven't changed
in several years.  How much of the implementation has changed, 
since say around '96?