1slash8 pollution

William Pitcock nenolod at systeminplace.net
Mon Jun 14 13:44:31 CDT 2010


Hi,

On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 11:35 -0700, Tom wrote:
> In connecting to the conference network, I noticed this on the Westin 
> wireless:
> 
> ath0: no link ......... got link
> DHCPREQUEST on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
> DHCPREQUEST on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
> DHCPNAK from 1.2.1.3
> DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
> DHCPOFFER from 1.2.1.3
> DHCPREQUEST on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
> DHCPACK from 1.2.1.3
> bound to 10.2.252.129 -- renewal in 10800 seconds.
> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
> inet 10.2.252.129 netmask 0xffff0000 broadcast 10.2.255.255
> ssid WestinMeetingRooms channel 149 (5745 Mhz 11a) bssid 00:1d:e5:4d:cf:6f

A lot of wireless kiosk gear uses 1/8 for bootstrap.

It is likely that the people at the Westin cannot do anything about it
as it may be hard coded into the firmware.

William






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