Re: What is this ???

Alan Cox (
Wed, 8 Jul 1998 00:56:00 +0100 (BST)

> > * support at all. It is wrong, it is obsolete, nobody uses it in
> > * any case. --ANK
> It is used by tkined/scotty snmp package to "discover" an IP network.

Not a good idea. In most respects Alexey is bang on right. Address mask
replies should only be done if you have been explicitly told to answer
them - and you write a daemon for it if you are worried

There are better techniques for this mapping -SNMP querying the netmasks
off routers for example, pinging each entry in the address range and counting
the replies is another good heuristic

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