RE: Have I misunderstood an ipchains concept?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noah L. Meyerhans [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 4:35 PM
> To: Christian Pernegger
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Have I misunderstood an ipchains concept?
> Volume 1 of Rich Stevens' TCP/IP Illustrated indicates that your thinking
> is correct. It's in section 2.7, where the book discusses the loopback
> interface. I'll quote from the book for bit here:
> Datagrams sent to a broadcast address or a multicast addresss are copied
> to the loopback interface and sent out on the Ethernet. This is because
> the definition of broadcasting and multicasting includes the sending host.
Maybe the keyterm here is copied? Then the vroadcasting host'd get 2 packets
> So, were we to take the Stevens book as gospel,
I think we should :)
> then it seems like Linux
> is doing something wrong here. I don't know if this is documented
> anywhere or not.