Subject: Re: standards/5645: No answer from 0.0.0.0
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/1998 14:09:22
On Wed, 24 Jun 1998 23:47:52 -0400 Andrew Brown wrote:
> >> > Any request to 0.0.0.0 gets no response.
> >> 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
> >Just a suggestion (that I haven't got a chance to try at the
> >moment) - can this be done using a second loopback interface?
> i thought the complaint was that it no longer worked after it had for
> a log time, and was, indeed, expected to work. imho, coming up with a
> kluge to replace it is not really the correct answer.
I was only trying to address Wolfgang's comment about not having the
address in the routing tables. I'm not offering an opinion as to
whether or not the original complaint is a bug, or how to fix it :-)