Re: broadcast pings

Roy Smith (phri!
25 Sep 88 02:09:42 GMT (Alexander Dupuy) writes:
-> Leave the requirement that hosts not respond to broadcast ICMP packets,
-> but make a specific exception for gateways [...] if you have a need to
-> determine your netmask, you ought to have a gateway on the net (what's
-> the point of subnetting a standalone net?).

        What if your gateway is down? Just because you're cut off from the
rest of the world doesn't mean you should be prevented from booting your
diskless nodes.

Roy Smith, System Administrator
Public Health Research Institute
{allegra,philabs,cmcl2,rutgers}!phri!roy -or- phri!
"The connector is the network"

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