Reporting Little Blue Men

Justin W. Newton justin at
Thu Jan 22 18:21:46 UTC 1998

At 11:41 AM 1/22/98 -0500, Eric Osborne wrote:
>In other words, I can't prevent my customers from sending packets to
>a broadcast address, esp. on a subnet smaller than /24.  You might be
>able to block outgoing packets for destination x.y.z.255, but if you've got
>a mask >/24 (/23, etc..), couldn't .255 be a valid host address?

Yes, it could be, actually.  I tried to use it as WAN pool address once
though and it horrendously confused the RAS, as well as several UNIX boxen
on the network.

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