TCP/IP Source Routing Feature Cannot Be Disabled

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer running Windows NT 4.0, you cannot disable the source routing feature for the TCP/IP protocol.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

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After you apply the fix referenced above, perform the following steps to enable and disable source routing:
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
      
    						
  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
       Value Name: DisableIPSourceRouting
       Data Type:  REG_DWORD
       Value:      0 , 1 or 2
       Note:       0 - enables source routing 
                   1 - disables source routing when IP forwarding is also enabled
                   2 - disables source routing completely (recommended for best security)
    						
  4. Quit Registry Editor.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.

Properties

Article ID: 217336 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.0
  • Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.5
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