Re: remote broadcasts


Mills@UDEL.EDU
Wed, 9 Mar 88 1:07:32 EST


Jon,

I thought it would be cute if the fuzzball implementation exploded
letter bombs to the broadcast address and they do that. Great fun and
a good headscratcher to figure out what happens when you do that
to a bunch of TCPs. However, it sure turned out to be a Real Bad
Idea to allow that to happen past a gateway. Thus, the fuzzballs
carefully nuke any broadcast-apparent packet that attempts to
transit from one net to another. See RFC-1009.

Dave



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