sendmsg and broadcast addresses

From: Christian E. Hopps (chopps@nexthop.com)
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 00:22:13 EST


I'm having difficulty sending an IP_HDRINC IP on a raw IP socket
to a link broadcast address (e.g. 10.255.255.255). I'm receiving
an EACCES error from sendmsg. The messages are sent with DONTROUTE
set.

The same code successfully sends to multicast addresses.

Is this a known problem with 2.2.16, and if so is it fixed in later
releases?

Thanks,
Chris.
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