Subject: Re: Router Alert IPv4 Option
To: Randy Turner , Darren Reed <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/23/2001 00:19:29
> I wouldn't think setsockopt() would be the right "level" to implement
> the router alert option.

One thing I haven't seen mentioned here is that implementing this
option really means two things.

One is the one that seems to be getting discussed, making NetBSD notice
it when acting as a router.

The other seems to be getting completely ignored, that being making
NetBSD capable of generating the option when sending packets.

For the latter, I think setsockopt is exactly right.

For the former, I'm not at all sure.  I haven't yet had the brain
cycles to think about it enough; I'm not convinced setsockopt is wrong,
but I'm definitely not convinced it's right.

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