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Re: 2821 source-routes, strict or loose?

2002-04-24 09:01:04
On Wed, 24 Apr 2002 10:41:36 CDT, "Eric A. Hall" said:

Valdis(_dot_)Kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu wrote:

hand-specify the undocumented _USE_DEPRECATED_ROUTE_ADDR_ option when
building the config file)....

Do you know what happens after that? Is it host-specific (strict) or does
the next-hop go through the routing agent (loose)?

Well, *if* you supply the undocumented option, it rewrites as follows:

@routehost:user(_at_)node  ->  user%node(_at_)routehost 

I'm a bit too fuzzy-brained at the moment to be able to understand the .cf
majic enough to guess whether @host1,@host2:user(_at_)node ends up as
user%node%host1(_at_)host2 or user%node%host2(_at_)host1(_dot_)  In any case, 
the source
route ends up as the RHS of a %-hack... 

Now this will be strictly routed to whatever ends up on the RHS of
the '@' *in the absence of mailertables* and other re-writing that happens
after that.  Once it's beaten into a %-hack format, it's still subject to
other, site-defined, rerouting.


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