Subject: Re: Default netmask
To: Michael K. Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 08/27/1998 17:41:22
"Michael K. Sanders" writes:
> >BTW, you know there *is* a standard ICMP message to let you get the
> >local netmask by broadcasting...
> "Broadcasting to what"?
To the local net.
You presumably get answers from the local routers and hosts if they
know what the netmask is.
"I just report the news..."
BTW, DHCP is a spiritual successor to this technique...