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Date:      Mon, 19 Aug 1996 21:25:04 BST
From:      Michael Ryan <mike@NetworX.ie>
To:        FreeBSD Support <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Does FBSD 2.1 honour ICMP redirects?
Message-ID:  <ECS9608192104A@NetworX.ie>

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I bring up a PPP link between my FreeBSD 2.1R machine and
my ISP.  I deliberately do not install the correct gateway
in the default route.  Instead I tell pppd to install
the other end of the PPP link as the default route (statement
"defaultroute" in /etc/ppp/options).  All is okay so far.

Now, when I ping a machine, for every echo request which I
generate, I get a redirect from the host at the other end of the 
PPP link.

Why doesn't FreeBSD honour the redirects and start
forwarding the datagrams to the new host?  I would
expect to see only one redirect; not one for every
packet I send.


Mike
<mike@NetworX.ie>
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