Re: kernel not processing ICMP Redirects

Zach Brown (
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 16:31:20 -0800 (PST)

On 1 Nov 1996, Kevin Buhr wrote:

> As far as I know, there's no standard utility to view the route cache,

net-tools-1.32 alpha has hooks in the route binary to display the cache.
I added some code to do just that and submitted the patch to .. er..
whatever the net-tools maintainer email addy is, which I don't have handy
at the time. I haven't heard anything since. its quite possible that it
wasn't used becuase it only displayed the cache.. it didn't let you modify
the cache. but from what I remember of looking around the kernel source
way back when, one could only flush the cash via ioctls.. though I could
be mistaken.

I could probably did up the patch if everyone is interested and it hasn't
been implemented already.. it really is a trivial bit of code :)