Re: ICMP's & IP src addrs

Jerry Lotto (
15 Sep 88 20:47:20 GMT

In article <> (Karl Kleinpaste) writes:
>As long as I was at it, I decided to look at what a large collection
>of diverse machines did with pings to .255. I hit our backbone...
>Responding with
>Sun-3/180 (SunOS 3.5.1 [UNIX]).

And I am sure that someones bridge will then decide that they know
where "the broadcast address" lives and stop forwarding it.
I have seen this (anti-social) behavior in DEC Lanbridges and it
does not bode well for the network until someone resets the beast.
Takes a while to find if you aren't looking for it.

Gerald Lotto - Harvard Chemistry Dept.
UUCP:  {seismo,harpo,ihnp4,linus,allegra,ut-sally}!harvard!lotto

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