Re: Patch for route.c

Steven N. Hirsch (
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 18:01:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 7 Apr 1997, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> Just a note. If you do NOT have two or more different network paths into
> or out of your machine (like two Ethernet cards, etc), you do NOT want
> to run `gated`. For some strange reason, it runs by default on Sun machines.
> There is no way that a machine with a single connection to a network can
> provide a "route" to something on the same wire. To provide such a
> "route" results in a large amount of extra traffic because the packets are
> duplicated.

FWIW, this is the default on Digital Unix 4.x as well. I never realized
that gated could cause problems with a single interface.