Some help with broadcasts through a Linux system

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Wed Feb 3 13:06:27 GMT 1999

Hi again,

OK, what I did not make clear was that I was trying to use directed
broadcasts, not the local broadcasts address (

That is, in the context of the following diagram:     

If from I ping, I would expect to see the
broadcast on the other interface.

Linux seems to be stoping it, and I cannot find a switch to prevent it from
stopping it.

This is screwing up my attempts to test out 'remote announce' in Samba.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, NIC-Handle:RJS96
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