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Re: loose source route

  • From: Paul Ferguson
  • Date: Fri Mar 24 12:04:16 1995

> 
> On occasion, I use traceroute with the option that allows a
> different viewpoint (as in the IP loose source route option).
> Today, I tried to:
> 
> traceroute -g 134.164.8.2 192.156.135.34
> 
> traceroute to 192.156.135.34 (192.156.135.34), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
>  1  esnet-rt2 (192.16.1.244)  6 ms  4 ms  18 ms
>  2  lanl3-e-lanl1.es.net (134.55.20.139)  4 ms  4 ms  4 ms
>  3  llnl-e-llnl2.es.net (134.55.12.225)  40 ms  37 ms  56 ms
>  4  fix-west-cpe.SanFrancisco.mci.net (192.203.230.18)  53 ms  42 ms  52 ms
>  5  border3-hssi2-0.SanFrancisco.mci.net (204.70.34.9)  52 ms  49 ms  56 ms
>  6  core-fddi-0.SanFrancisco.mci.net (204.70.2.161)  55 ms  66 ms  55 ms
>  7  core-hssi-2.LosAngeles.mci.net (204.70.1.41)  55 ms  78 ms  64 ms
>  8  core-hssi-2.Houston.mci.net (204.70.1.33)  88 ms  87 ms  90 ms
>  9  core-hssi-2.Atlanta.mci.net (204.70.1.25)  105 ms  113 ms  110 ms
> 10  border1-fddi0-0.Atlanta.mci.net (204.70.2.50)  171 ms  119 ms  112 ms
> 11  suranet-cpe.Atlanta.mci.net (204.70.16.6)  121 ms  120 ms  111 ms
> 12  atu2-atu-cf.sura.net (192.221.42.2)  111 ms  142 ms  111 ms
> 13  jck1-atu2-c1.sura.net (128.167.2.2)  142 ms jck1-atu2-c3mb.sura.net (128.167.4.2)  143 ms jck1-atu2-c1.sura.net (128.167.2.2)  226 ms
> 14  wes-jck1-c1.sura.net (192.221.5.34)  176 ms !S
> 
> I thought that it was still reasonable for service providers to
> allow that option while possibly denying it on an interface to
> a customers network.
> 
> What's the ruling on that?
> 
>

With all of the hullaballou recently surrounding network security, I would
expect to start seeing more and more customer-access routers disallowing
loose source-routed traffic.

- paul

 
_______________________________________________________________________________
Paul Ferguson                         
US Sprint                                          tel: 703.689.6828
Managed Network Engineering                   internet: paul@hawk.sprintmrn.com
Reston, Virginia  USA                             http://www.sprintmrn.com 




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