Re: broadcast pings


Roy Smith (phri!roy@rutgers.edu)
25 Sep 88 02:09:42 GMT


dupuy@douglass.columbia.edu (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!roy@uunet.uu.net
"The connector is the network"



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