Subject: Re: name service (does anyone else see this?)
To: Michael K. Sanders <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
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,, 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,

To demonstrate this '' address, try 'telnet 0' on your NetBSD
machine.  You should get:
Connected to 0.
Escape character is '^]'.

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