Subject: Re: athX + ierrs + routed
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Frank Kardel <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/24/2007 00:03:49
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:


Yes, RIP has a hard time to get it right.
> Perhaps the behavior should be configurable, either in an absolute
> sense or by permitting specification of the percentage to use.  I
> think, though, that the default should not change, since in the usual
> operating model for routed (a) it's being run by routers, not hosts,
> and (b) routers frequently have more than one path to use.
It think being able to specify the failure rate might be a good way.
We could add a config keyword like
failrate=xx|ignore to the processing of /etc/gateways with a default that
matches the current behavior. That way we could at least control routed's
> 		--Steve Bellovin,