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Re: IPv4 source routing options and IPv6 Type 0 Routing Header
At 03:44 a.m. 26/06/2008, Randy Bush wrote:
source routing is still requested and sometimes mandated at inter-as borders. for the reasons deepak stated. note that this does not expose any vulnerability. source routing is only dangerous to hosts.
Well, it can be used as an amplification mechanism for bandwidth consuption attacks (although it is not as effective as the Type 0 Routing header of v6, because of the limited space in the v4 header).
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