Subject: Re: name service (does anyone else see this?)
To: Michael K. Sanders <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/05/1995 22:35:10
Michael K. Sanders said:
> To quote the O'Reily DNS & BIND book (page 106):
> You can also configure the resolver to query the host's local name
> server, by using either the local host's IP address or the zero
> address. The zero address, 0.0.0.0, is interpreted by most TCP/IP
> implementations to mean "this host." The host's real IP address, of
> course, also means "this host." On hosts that don't understand the
> zero address, you can use the loopback address, 127.0.0.1.
To demonstrate this '0.0.0.0' address, try 'telnet 0' on your NetBSD
machine. You should get:
Connected to 0.
Escape character is '^]'.
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