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Date:      Fri, 11 Jul 2003 17:02:36 -0700
From:      Wes Peters <wes@softweyr.com>
To:        "Sreekanth" <sreekanth@redlinenetworks.com>, "'Don Lewis'" <truckman@freebsd.org>
Cc:        mgrooms@shrew.net
Subject:   Re: broadcast udp packets ...
Message-ID:  <200307111702.36633.wes@softweyr.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001c347f2$6c2ca9f0$ae28a8c0@SREELAPTOP>
References:  <000001c347f2$6c2ca9f0$ae28a8c0@SREELAPTOP>

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On Friday 11 July 2003 14:21, Sreekanth wrote:
> Couldn't it be done just by executing the following command ?
> #route add 255.255.255.255 -net 255.255.255.255 -ifp [primary
> interface]
>
> I know it is kind of crude but it works in my case :-)

In our case, it's being run before *any* interface has an IP address, so 
the routing table is completely empty.  Yes, it's obviously part of a 
device discovery phase, and we could do some special ethernet level 
h0h0magic but we don't want to, we want broadcasting to work. ;^)

-- 
         "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"

Wes Peters                                              wes@softweyr.com




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