Subject: Re: a stupid question about ethernet addresses
To: None <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/06/2006 20:40:47 writes:

> In message <>Rui Paulo writes
>>"Konstantin KABASSANOV" <> writes:
>>> If there is a packet with the same source and destination mac address
>>> (typically a packet wrongly sent over an interface different from the
>>> loopback), what could be the right behaviour of the kernel? Is the packet
>>> treated twice (no way to make difference between incoming and outgoing
>>> direction)?
>>If I understad you correctly you are asking what should a system do if
>>it recives a packet with the same src and dst MAC address ?
>>Then I guess, it should be dropped.
> Rui,
> I can't see any reason why such packets should be dropped, given that
> the local host decided to emit them?.

I didn't understand that they were emitted by the local host. My

  Rui Paulo			<rpaulo@{NetBSD{,-PT}.org,}>