Some help with broadcasts through a Linux system
effugas at best.com
Wed Feb 3 11:43:10 GMT 1999
I think the problems are related. Linux does *NOT* like broadcasts in
general. It's probably a setting over in the kernel.
Boy I wish I wasn't so dependant upon Caldera for Novell for Linux. I could
actually recompile my kernel.
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Sharpe <sharpe at ns.aus.com>
To: Dan Kaminsky <effugas at best.com>
Cc: <samba-technical at samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 5:06 AM
Subject: Re: Some help with broadcasts through a Linux system
>OK, what I did not make clear was that I was trying to use directed
>broadcasts, not the local broadcasts address (255.255.255.255).
>That is, in the context of the following diagram:
> 172.30.0.0/24 188.8.131.52/24
>If from 172.30.0.120 I ping 184.108.40.206, 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
>This is screwing up my attempts to test out 'remote announce' in Samba.
>Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, NIC-Handle:RJS96
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