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Can we use ICMP redirect message to pass routing information among interior routers in an autonomous system ? why or why not?

I know that routers send out ICMP redirect message if they find a better route for some destination. But can 2 routers exchange routing information using ICMP redirect ? why or why not?

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Doesn't ICMP redirects only makes sense on the local link ? If so, the question is setled. –  BatchyX Oct 12 '13 at 19:57
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