Should routers send redirects by default?

Yann GAUTERON yann.gauteron at
Sat Aug 21 06:11:05 UTC 2010

2010/8/20 Jared Mauch <jared at>

> Personally (and as the instigator in the ipv6/6man discussion) if the
> vendors could be trusted to expose their default settings in their
> configs, i would find a default of ON to be more acceptable.  As their
> track-record is poor, and the harm has been realized in the network we
> operate (at least), I am advocating that as a matter of policy enabling
> redirects not be a default-on policy.  If people want to hang themselves
> that's their problem, but at least they won't come with a hidden noose
> around their neck.

On Cisco routers (at least some of them), have you tried the command
show running-config all

This command displays all configuration, including hidden default values.

This may help when this command is present.

Don't know about other vendors.


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