Re: ICMP's & IP src addrs

Casey Leedom (!casey@CS.UCLA.EDU)
23 Sep 88 08:55:46 GMT

In article <8809211159.AA06217@ucbvax.Berkeley.EDU> tmallory@PARK-STREET.BBN.COM writes:
> [Re: pinging to a broadcast address]
> If a large percentage of the replying hosts have to ARP for the sending
> host's hardware address, then that's a lot of ARP requests for everyone
> to process.

  Hhmmm, you mean your hosts receive a packet on their ethernets and
don't record the mapping of source ethernet and IP addresses in their ARP
caches? Doesn't sound like a very good idea to me. I'd say there's
probably a pretty good chance you're going to have to send a packet back
to any host you receive one from ...


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