Subject: Re: illegal network routes and a ponderance
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Date: 02/18/2003 12:20:12
On Friday 14 February 2003 09:48, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> That may not work either.  What's going on here is that the network
> configuration is inherently illegal, because the "default gateway"
> you're being fed isn't on any network they've allocated you an
> address on.

Whether the network configuration is illegal or not, would it be beneficial to 
allow this kind of routing? Perhaps "Linux does it" isn't an argument, but 
perhaps in the interests of interoperability, considering it might be a good 

After all, the whole PAM debacle's winning point is that some people (Bill and 
so on) want interoperability with all those PAM modules designed for Linux. 
If interoperability is now a primary goal of the NetBSD project (and no 
longer second to the goals of purity and correctness,) wouldn't allowing 
illegal routing like this be consistent with the shift in attitude?