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how to 'route' each packet?

In article <3i1mu8$8m1@tools.near.net>, Barry Margolin
<barmar@nic.near.net> wrote:
>Note that many routers are configured to ignore source routing.  [...]

Nit-pick: I don't think this is strictly accurate.

Many routers are configured to drop source routed packets (and send
"source route failed" ICMPs, let's hope).  For example, this is the
behaviour of a Cisco router if you specify `no ip source-route'.

The phrase "ignore source routing" seems to imply that the router still
forwards the packet, but according to the final destination rather than
the route.  I've never heard of a router that does this.

Tim.
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Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.protocols.tcp-ip
Subject: Re: how to 'route' each packet?
Date: 17 Feb 1995 14:12:54 -0000
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <3i2at6$obp@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <D425B9.1up@news.dcs.muni.cz> <3i1mu8$8m1@tools.near.net>

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