Re: default broadcast address


Guy Middleton (watmath!gamiddleton@decvax.dec.com)
10 Jul 88 02:41:25 GMT


This is an important question for us, as we plan to convert our campus to a
new set of addresses very soon (next week). Once we decide on a broadcast
address, it will be difficult to change our minds. I had been planning on
using the current 4.3 default of (I believe) {net,subnet,-1}, but recent
comments seem to indicate that 0xffffffff may have advantages for diskless
machines trying to discover their identities. More last-minute advice would
be appreciated; after next Sunday, there will be no going back for us...

 -Guy Middleton, University of Waterloo Institute for Computer Research
                                                gamiddleton@math.waterloo.edu



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