Matthew S. Hallacy
poptix at techmonkeys.org
Wed Jan 23 13:36:31 UTC 2002
On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 05:04:36PM +0000, E.B. Dreger wrote:
> Ughh. Take 10.0.0.0/22: What is 10.0.0.255? How about 10.0.1.0?
> Misconfiguration like this is why I (and others) recommend not
> using ...0 or ...255 addresses, even if valid.
A quick look on IRC provides this:
Granted, it's a small sample, but it proves that these [valid] addresses are
in widespread use, they do work, and there's no real reason to not use them..
Filtering on *.255 and *.0 won't catch the other broadcast/network addresses
on different subnet masks, and you wouldn't have to filter at all if the network
we properly configured =)
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