Subject: Re: standards/5645: No answer from
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/24/1998 09:13:28 writes:
> Any request to gets no response.

The fact that BSD ever routed unitcast packets to a location that was
not indicated in the routing table was a bug.  It is my belief that
the routing table should be WYSIWYG.

If this weird routing is desired, one should be able to do the 
following in /etc/netstart (*):

	ifconfig lo0 alias
	route add -inet -host -iface lo0

Please lets not wire routing policy into the code.

(*) Note: I say should.  The current code has limitations/bugs that
prevents this from working.

    # route add -inet -host -iface
    writing to routing socket: File exists
    add host gateway File exists

bug 1) the radix routing table appears to get confused and think and are one and the same CIDR entity.
    2) interfaces can't be named by name in 'route add -iface ifname".
	one has to look up the interface's primary address with ifconfig
	and then use that as the arg to "route add"
    3) ifconfig -a doesn't show alias addresses

Wolfgang Rupprecht  		<>