Subject: Re: better ARP handling in IPv4 alias address
To: Hal Snyder <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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