[ILUG] Re: routing question
kenn at bluetree.ie
Mon Feb 12 18:30:31 GMT 2001
> Kenn Humborg stated the following on Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at
> 05:45:13PM -0000 :
> > I realize that one possibility is to add a static route to the
> > existing gateway (.3.5), and let the other machines' default
> > route take care of it, but that would involve each packet
> > going across the wire twice.
> Nope because the default router will issue an ICMP redirect message to
> the windows box telling it to send the rest of the packets to 3.15
OK. That's not too bad.
Now, first glance seems to suggest that one of my Linux machines
is ignoring these redirects. Is this controlled by a sysctl or
And what's the general deal with ICMP redirects? Honour them
or ignore them? Are they 'safe'? Or safe enough for use in
an internal network?
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