> > Is this a no-brainer, and one should definitely turn it OFF, or is the only
> > security problem that another host can masquerade in pings or traceroutes?
> Turn it off on your firewall. Pass no source routed packets, period,
> or you might find all sorts of very evil attacks being
> perpetrated. Indeed, turn it off anywhere you can -- internally if you
> can manage it.
I am wondering if there is a test to remotely see if IP Forwarding is
turned on a host? Like if I admin a large network and there are
several nets within mine in different departments, and I want to see
if a particular machine has IP Forwarding, I am wondering would there
be a good way to remotely bounce a packet that would check for ip-forwarding
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