Subject: Re: standards/5645: No answer from 0.0.0.0
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/1998 07:24:54
On 24 Jun 1998 09:13:28 -0700 Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Any request to 0.0.0.0 gets no response.
> The fact that BSD ever routed unitcast packets to a location that was
> not indicated in the routing table was a bug. It is my belief that
> the routing table should be WYSIWYG.
> If this weird routing is desired, one should be able to do the
> following in /etc/netstart (*):
> ifconfig lo0 alias 0.0.0.0
> route add -inet -host 0.0.0.0 -iface lo0
> Please lets not wire routing policy into the code.
Just a suggestion (that I haven't got a chance to try at the
moment) - can this be done using a second loopback interface?