Re: Strange Network behavior

Richard B. Johnson (
Sat, 26 Jul 1997 21:38:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 26 Jul 1997, A.N.Kuznetsov wrote:

> Really dead addresses are real problem: it means that every
> 1 min your host tries to resolve
> Well, it also will expire after normal cache timeout.
> What's about these unexpected broadcast addresses, it is real bug,
> though it is harmless. Your router will never forward such packets,
> if they are received as link level broadcasts, but routing cache
> does not know that they are broadcasts and tries to maintain
> path to them. It is harmless, but wrong. I'll fix it, thank you
> for information.
> Alexey Kuznetsov.

Thanks. It's like living in a glass house. Once I start throwing stones
at Micro$oft, it would be nice if Linux was a "perfect" network neighbor.
I found a tiny wart.

Richard B. Johnson
Analogic Corporation
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