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Re: New router feature - icmp error source-interface [was: icmprpf]

  • From: John Curran
  • Date: Mon Sep 25 20:48:30 2006

At 9:22 AM -0400 9/25/06, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>Who thinks it would be a "good idea" to have a knob such that ICMP error messages are always source from a certain IP address on a router?

It certainly would beat the alternative of no response at all,
but one would hope it wouldn't become common practice
since it reduces the information returned (e.g. during a
traceroute, you'd lose the sometimes useful information
from in-addr about what particular interface was involved).