Re: ICMP's & IP src addrs


Jerry Lotto (lotto@wjh12.harvard.edu)
15 Sep 88 20:47:20 GMT


In article <21843@tut.cis.ohio-state.edu> karl@triceratops.cis.ohio-state.edu (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 128.146.8.255:
>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.

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