Subject: Re: Using host number 0?
To: Paul Goyette <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/1999 09:38:30
On Wed, 16 Jun 1999, Paul Goyette wrote:

: Now, I _know_ that the zeroth host is kinda special, but my new ISP has
: me set up this way:

Tell the ISP to go away.  The zeroth host in a subnet is one of the two
addresses classically used as the network broadcast address (as is .255,
which is now generally accepted as the standard between the two).  The
0-address can *not* be used by hosts, period.  NetBSD is certainly not the
only OS that will complain....

-- Todd Vierling (