Reply to: RE>source routing
gov (Tom Dolce) writes:
# I've heard that source routing is dangerous security-wise. Can
# someone please explain what it is and why it's dangerous? Thanks.
COM (Brent Chapman) writes:
>Source routing is not that dangerous in and of itself. The problem
>is, some "routers" (generally UNIX machines with multiple interfaces,
>not dedicated boxes specificly designed to be routers) will always
>forward source-routed packets, even if IP forwarding (normal routing)
>is supposedly turned off.
I have also heard that some earlier router software suffered from the same
disease. Could you summarize which UNIX OS and versions have the problem, as
well as any known patches?