Need help implementing IEN 116 nameserver


Harry Schreurs (mcvax!oce-rd1!hls@uunet.uu.net)
12 Jan 88 13:17:09 GMT


Currently we use the IEN 116 nameserver which was recently
sent to com.sources.unix for our Bridge terminal servers.
We also have terminal servers from Ungermann-Bass in use ( NIU's ).
We are now changing the XNS based software for these terminal servers
to TCP/IP based software. Although it should be possible to use
the above mentioned nameserver, the NIU's refuse to work with
our nameserver.
After some studying we found that the NIU's only accept responses
from our nameserver where the the IP identification has the value 0x4944 !!
This however is impossible with 4.3 BSD. I'am not able to specify the value
in the identification field of the IP header.

In ip_output.c I found the following code:

===================================================
        /*
         * Fill in IP header.
         */
        if ((flags & IP_FORWARDING) == 0) {
                ip->ip_v = IPVERSION;
                ip->ip_off &= IP_DF;
                ip->ip_id = htons(ip_id++);
                ip->ip_hl = hlen >> 2;
        } else
                hlen = ip->ip_hl << 2;
===================================================

The IP identification in an outgoing IP packet is given the
value of the variable ip_id which is afterwards incremented.

So I cannot assign a specific value without modifying the
source of ip_output.c

Any Suggestions?

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