Sep 282008

IP Soure routing is an option which allows the source of a packet to specify the path that the packet will take, and what path return packets sent back to the source will take. Source routing is useful when the default route that a connection will take fails or is suboptimal for some reason, or for network diagnostic purposes. However, even more is a menace as poses a severe security issue where malicous users can exploit this feature to cause DoS attacks or even bypass LAN security rules in place.

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