[ntp:questions] Re: problem with broadcast
mike.ayers at earthling.net
Tue Aug 12 09:02:36 UTC 2003
> I've been running a CIDR network for some time and I haven't run into a
> problem with communication between machines before. I'm running DNS,
> DHCP,SMTP,IMAP as well as a host of other protocols on my network. If
> there was a problem with the network stacks of my machines, I think I
> would have seen it before now. In particular, DHCP uses broadcast UDP
> packets and it works fine.
DHCP uses the universal broadcast address 255.255.255.255, not the net
broadcast address. I can find no clause that prohibits restricting networks to
byte boundaries, so it wouldn't necessarily qualify as a problem. Are you
running any broadcast services, such as routed?
> By the way, with a broadcast address of 192.168.10.31, the netmask is
Yep. My bad.
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