Martians go home

4 Apr 1986 14:29:47 EST


I just caught a beta-4.3bsd coughing up ICMP Source Quench and claiming
its address to be, but truly was on a net-128.5 subnet. This
is yet again evidence supporting the well-travelled axiom that says
to resist the urge to encroach on the net-address space as a substitute
for intra-host routing mechaniss. I would like to suggest that
a new net be conceived called DEAD-LETTER with net number 127.0. Volunteers
are invited to submit gateways to that net.


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