Re: Should ipaliased IP addresses answer broadcast packets?

From: Pekka Savola (pekkas@netcore.fi)
Date: Sun Jan 20 2002 - 08:36:15 EST


On Sun, 20 Jan 2002, Rob Fulton wrote:
> > When pinging 255.255.255.255 the main IP address should answer. This is
> > the same as when pinging 192.168.0.255. Check your firewalling rulesets,
> > perhaps?
>
> Yep, the main IP address does answer but the other IP aliased ip's do not,
> is this to be expected? There is no firewall between the client and the
> server in this case.

Only one answer should be generated, so this is as it should be.

However, if you remove the main IP address, one of the aliases would
answer (AFAICS); still one answer.

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Pekka Savola                 "Tell me of difficulties surmounted,
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Systems. Networks. Security.  -- Robert Jordan: A Crown of Swords

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