Avalanche


William (BILLW@SU-SCORE.ARPA)
Sat 31 May 86 02:20:08-PDT


Im pretty sure that I've seen thi problem discussed before -
I think as a way to trash microvaxes (somebody sends out
an rwhod broadcast packet to the correct (all 1's) address.
N Sun workstations think that the broadcast address address
ought to be 0, and that the -1 address packet needs to be
forwarded (which they all do). the resulting massive and
lengthy collision seems to break the DEQNA...)

This is the major reason why it is suggested that ip forwarding
be turned off on all unixes that aren't actually gateways...

BillW
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