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RE: IGPs and services?
> From: Bryan C. Andregg [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 8:15 AM > > On Wed, May 17, 2000 at 10:14:58PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org mailed: > > Running a routing protocol on a unix box doesn't mean > you're using it as a > > router. Perhaps he just wants OSPF on a few servers so > they can send > > their packets more efficiently. Consider a case where you > have a few > > access servers and unix servers on the same switch and a > router connecting > > that POP to your backbone. Having a routing protocol on > those unix boxes > > means they can send packets directly to the appropriate > access server (or > > the router) rather than everything to the router, just to > have it spit the > > packets back out headed for an access server on that segment. > > Pardon my ignorance here, but wont ICMP redirects take care > of this situation > already? ICMP redirects create a potential security vulnerability, for man-in-the-middle attacks. MHSC.NET doesn't allow them. Not host, at MHSC.NET, will respond to them (in theory <g>).