Subject: Re: nul interface?
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/24/2001 23:14:05
> i was thinking that having a nul network interface might be useful
> for some purposes.

I think you're right.

> at the very least, all the reject routes that get installed could be
> changed to dump traffic out a nul interface instead, which might make
> visual inspection of the routing table easier.

But would have different semantics.  Traffic that hits a reject route
generates an ICMP unreachable, as I recall; traffic routed out a nul
interface wouldn't.

> how many people think this is a silly idea?

I think it is very unsilly.  There's a decent chance I'll do it myself
soon (FSVO "soon").

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