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Date:      Mon, 19 Aug 1996 16:53:53 PDT
From:      Bill Fenner <fenner@parc.xerox.com>
To:        mike@networx.ie
Cc:        FreeBSD Support <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Does FBSD 2.1 honour ICMP redirects? 
Message-ID:  <96Aug19.165357pdt.177517@crevenia.parc.xerox.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 19 Aug 1996 13:25:04 PDT." <ECS9608192104A@NetworX.ie> 

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In message <ECS9608192104A@NetworX.ie>you write:
>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?

Redirects only work for routers on the same network.  Since there are no other 
routers on your PPP link, redirects don't make any sense on it and the other 
end is wrong in sending them to you.

  Bill




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