Re: Broadcast Storms


Ken Rossman (sy.Ken@CU20B.COLUMBIA.EDU)
Wed 26 Aug 87 22:45:11-EDT


Please forgive my ignorance in these matters (I'm still pretty new to a lot
of this), but shouldn't the decision as to whether to address broadcasts
using an IP address like X.Y.255.255, as opposed to X.Y.0.0 be done by the
kernal and not some daemon (rwho)? Again, I'm not clear on this, as I only
got part of an explanation of this awhile back, but isn't the X.Y.255.255
format an old style (obsolete?) broadcast format, and X.Y.0.0 the current
way to broadcast? Or are they both valid but used differently? /Ken
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