Re: Bug#3143: sysvinit init.d/network script buglet
email@example.com (Peter Tobias) wrote on 29.05.96 in <199605282238.AAA23007@server.et-inf.fho-emden.de>:
> Lukas Nellen wrote:
> > What happens if those systems, say, ping 127.0.0.2? Which system
> > answers? I'm pretty sure that nothing in 127.x.y.z is supposed to
> > leave your system. I remember follwing a discussion somewhere about
> > that issue. The problem with packets in 127.x.y.z is the following:
> A ping 127.0.0.2 will leave the system, even on the systems mentioned
Well, that is a clear bug.
> ... and all other Unix systems do it the wrong way? I'll go and read
> some RFCs now :-).
If they put net 127 packets on the wire, then they indeed do it wrong. If
you don't find it in the RFCs, I'm willing to hunt it up; just tell me
to. (It's on the order of zgrep 127.0.0.1 /net/mirror/rfcs/* ;-))