Should routers send redirects by default?
swmike at swm.pp.se
Fri Aug 20 12:40:46 CDT 2010
On Fri, 20 Aug 2010, Jack Bates wrote:
> Why should the ietf dictate a default on this?
Because that's what the IETF does, sets a SHOULD on "best common
practice" after discussion in the community.
> Requiring implementation I could understand, but setting the default?
> Should the ietf also specify requirement of allowing configuration
> change of a default?
I'd say by definition it's meaningless of talking about a default that
can't be changed.
As I stated in the 6man discussion, I prefer routers to by default not
send redirects. We do that in our configuration template.
Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se
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