Some help with broadcasts through a Linux system

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Sun Feb 7 23:47:50 GMT 1999

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999, Gerald Carter wrote:

> Dan Kaminsky wrote:
> > 
> > That's how it works now.  That's not how it should work.  
> > The "heh I'm here" broadcast should be routed just 
> > like the packet that sent this email is.
> Are you saying that "wins proxy" should forward 
> registration requests and not just resolution 
> requests?
> I seem got have gotten lost in this thread somehow.

wins proxy should forward *all* packets except "negative responses".  this
makes the behaviour of the broadcast-based client look like a wins-based

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