Subject: Re: name service (does anyone else see this?)
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: David Leonard <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/08/1995 21:19:52
> >   ...  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:
> Trying
> Connected to 0.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> ....

I think I'll induce nausea in most readers now by recalling the fact that
VMS allows SET HOST 0

Hope this helps :)

David Leonard                            BE(Comp)/BCompSc 5th year student
The University of Queensland   
perl -e 'for $c(split(//,"BILLGATES\003")){$s+=ord($c)};print $s."\n"'