Subject: Re: illegal network routes and a ponderance
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Seth Kurtzberg <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/19/2003 13:40:04
You may well be correct about IPv6, as I haven't studied the grusome details 
of it yet.

The routers I've used simply drop source routed packets on the floor.  I'm 
sure the behavior varies among routers.

On Wednesday 19 February 2003 12:26 pm, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> > For better or worse, source routing is disabled in most routers for
> > security reasons.
> What does it mean? They won't forward any packets with the source route
> option, or just those whose loose-source-route option explicitely mentions
> the router in question?
> The former would be bad. But I can go with the later, because this
> router would be under my control.
> I also believe that in IPv6 world you cannot just disable the Source
> Routing feature (called Routing Header ) because it is necessary
> for mobility (don't remember the details, but will look at it).
> Bye	Pavel

Seth Kurtzberg
M. I. S. Corp.