Static Routing

Ken Chase math at
Fri Dec 8 23:03:13 CST 2017

Right - usage of network and broadcast addresses will suddenly make all the
ToiletPaperLink devices upgrade themselves to a new firmware that the devs
released posthaste to handle them properly...

I like your upgrade-by-force ideas! (no, I do. Screw bad implimentations, let them
be binned!) (Tell me about your v6 adoption plans now.)

The Win95 thing was just a personal example of how these things can express
themselves...  was a good laugh at the time. The incidence and hilarity of
similar events has not materially changed in the intervening decades, we'll
all note.

Have fun with your .0's people! Let us know how your support dept likes em.


On Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 10:47:09PM +0000, Job Snijders said:
  >On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 10:44 PM, Ken Chase <math at> wrote:
  >> why not use addrs?
  >> lots of other ranges you could probably use safely.
  >> Using .0 you're asking to exercise bugs and undefined implimentation choices
  >> of various tcp stacks and resolvers out there on myriad devices. Clever collision
  >> avoidance, but relies on a prayer.
  >Please stop spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about valid CIDR
  >addresses. :-)
  >> (IIRC try setting an NS record to resolve to on windows 95 - it
  >> used to lock the OS up.... fun times. Someone had pointed some popular domain
  >> at us by accident, and having no entry and no negative caching of the day
  >> meant we were being hammerred on our 10mbps uplink, had to set something to
  >> get cached, so we did... several hours later a microsoft engineer called us
  >> and pleaded with us to use a different IP. :)
  >Microsoft ended support for Windows 95 on December 31th 2001....
  >Kind regards,

Ken Chase - Guelph Canada

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