Subject: Re: kern/4785: directed bcasts sysctl doens't turn off icmp replies to bcast addr
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/07/1998 15:56:55
"Erik E. Fair" writes:
> I suggest that we make the NetBSD default be to silently discard ICMP ECHO
> messages that are broadcasts.

I actually dislike that -- it makes my life harder. It is also very
easy to turn directed subnet broadcast forwarding off on all your
routers -- trivial in fact.

If anything, we should make not forwarding directed subnet broadcasts
our default for our routing code...