Subject: Re: Strange packet redirection
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Rick Byers <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1999 23:17:48
Ok, updating in_var.h fixed the problem.  Thank-you!  This seems pretty
major to me, shouldn't this problem be listed in the 1.4 LAST_MINUTE and a
patch released?


On Fri, 21 May 1999, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 05:38:06PM -0400, John F. Woods wrote:
> > This is happening on my PC without NAT being configured at all!  I believe
> > there is something badly broken in the forwarding code that is allowing the
> > forwarder to conclude that completely random addresses are local, but there
> > is nothing obvious in a quick inspection of the code.
> > 
> This is a known and fixed bug in 1.4. I don't have it off-hand, but if
> I remember properly, the affected file is netinet/in_var.h, macro
> INADDR_TO_IA(). Changing this macro for the one from -current fixes the
> problem.
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> Manuel Bouyer <>
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