Re: more oddities from the swamp


MS W422 (louden@mitre-gateway.arpa)
22 May 1986 8:14:26 EDT (Thursday)


The "shiny new collection of Internet protocol documents" does have
the "-1" address. See volume 3 page 177 last paragraph.
It does not say "-1" because that makes assumptions about your hardware
it is described as 'addresses of all ones are to be interpreted as meaning
"all"'. The word broadcast is also not used because it makes assumptions
about your hardware.

Subnets are mentioned in volume 3 page 244 but I did not see any detailed
discussion.

The documents make an excelent starting point but may not be complete for
all applications.



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