Subject: Re: better ARP handling in IPv4 alias address
To: Hal Snyder <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/03/2001 14:05:06
>> It means that we'll be able to remove the requirement to do
>> 	route add <ipaddress> localhost
>> after configuring <ipaddress> as an alias so that "ping <ipaddress>"
>> actually works.
>Ditto on no time to test it yet (still recovering from Usenix, what a
>great time!), but I think there is a similar thing going on with
>point-to-point devices, at least gif and lmc - route to local IP has
>to be installed manually if you need it. Is that a bug or a feature?

mmm...point-to-point interfaces.  yeah.

fwiw, i'd consider it a bug that this works (or doesn't) the way it
does.  solaris (as a coarse example) doesn't have this requirement,
but then again, you can't snoop on the loopback interface there, which
also sucks.

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