Subject: use loopback, not the wire, and host requirements
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: VaX#n8 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/21/1996 23:16:48
Isn't this line in netstart bogus since the packets aimed at
/etc/myname get shunted to the loopback interface anyway down in the
ethernet driver since the IP address is the IP address of the interface?
Just wondering (as I was reading Steven's book).
PS: Has anyone fixed the bugs pointed out by Steven's TCP/IP Ill Vol 1,
esp. with respect to conformance with the Host Requirements RFC?