It is completely legitimate if you use this IP source routing mechanism to discover the TCP/IP addresses of routers within a network. However, a malicious user can use source routing to learn more about a network and target it for an attack. With the IP Source Routing data hijacked, the attackers host can use the information to easily masquerade as a trusted host or client due to which disabling IP Source routing is considered as a common security measure.
2. From the left pane of the Registry Editor navigate to the System key
The other variants of the value data are:
0 – enables source routing
1 – disables source routing when IP forwarding is also enabled
4. Close the Registry editor and Restart Windows.
That’s it!! You have successfully modified the system registry settings to disable the IP Source Routing.