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RE: Loose Source Routing

  • From: Mark Borchers
  • Date: Tue Mar 06 17:07:16 2001

One way to compromise on this without undue security risk
is to allow source-routing one hop into your network but no
further. 

> What are people's feelings on loose source routing? The general
> sentiment around here is that it is a very evil thing. The 
> reason I ask
> is that there is a certain network out there (who will remain 
> nameless)
> who refuses to peer unless loose source routing is enabled. I can
> somewhat understand their reasoning (they can reroute traffic on OUR
> network as necessary) but the security implications far out way the
> benefits. Not only this I'm not comfortable with an outside source
> having control over routing on our network anyway.
> -Dave
> -- 
> +------------------------------+
> Dave McGaugh, CCNA
> Peering & IP Backbone Engineer
> Electric Lightwave, Inc.
> E-mail: dmcgaugh@eli.net
> Direct Dial: 360.816.3718
> Fax: 360.816.3522
> +------------------------------+
> 





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