Some help with broadcasts through a Linux system
davecb at canada.sun.com
Thu Oct 7 14:32:26 GMT 1999
Richard Sharpe <sharpe at ns.aus.com> wrote in SAMBA-TECHNICAL digest 870
> with respect to directed broadcasts (subnet directed broadcasts), I have
> now determined that Linux does not allow them.
> The code is in linux/net/ipv4/ip_input.c. All broadcasts are dropped when
> it comes time to check forwarding.
> I have a hacked up version that allows directed broadcasts that I will be
> testing soon so I can check out remote announce stuff ...
The issue affects the documentation of remote
announce, and at least remote browse sync,
several of which already warns that some folks
don't allow directed broadcast: unless the
Linux folks wish to fix this, we'd best
warn that Linux, a heavily used system, doesn't
This will, in principle, affect all the Samba
books, too, when they come up for update...
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