Re: more interesting features of 4.2


MILLS@USC-ISID.ARPA
3 Jun 1986 14:24:53 EDT


In response to the message sent 3 Jun 86 02:20:26 EDT from HEDRICK@RED.RUTGERS.EDU

Charles,

I think what you have accomplished is what has been viariously called
the "ARP hack" or "promiscuous redirects." The technique has been proposed
as a convenient way of transition to the subnet scheme proposed in RFC-950
and specified as a requirement in RFC-985. The technique has its own peculiar
hazards and is viewed by some as outright dangerous. Nevertheless, it has
proven useful in cases like yours (and ours). What this all means is that
the Sun implementation could be considered a feature, not a bug.

Dave
-------



This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0b3 on Thu Mar 09 2000 - 14:36:33 GMT