Subject: Re: UDP checksum trouble in -current
To: None <>
From: William Allen Simpson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/21/2005 17:21:40
john heasley wrote:

>A value of zero is a clear
>indication not to check it for UDP.  It seems like little pain to be
>I do not know what could be done for IP or TCP checksums.  But, if I'm not
>mistaken, zero is not a valid value for either and might be a good indicator
>that no checksumming was performed.
Both IP and TCP checksums MUST be performed.

Zero is not a valid value for UDP, and indicates no checksum.  The field
still must be set to something.  Don't leave uninitialized fields.

William Allen Simpson
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