Subject: Re: Strange packet redirection
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/21/1999 03:30:01
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

Manuel Bouyer <>