"broadcast ping" message
kcai at cs.ubc.ca
Tue Apr 15 22:15:36 PDT 2003
This is a really dumb question. When I say it doesn't work, I mean there
is no output on the screen as you do point-to-point ping normally.
Actually it works, it won't show anything just because there is no
ack for broadcasting. Using tcpdump can easily notice this thing.
On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, Kan Cai wrote:
> Hi, All:
> This question probably seems dumb, but I am really stuck with it right
> now. I have two orinoco wireless cards, each locates on a FreeBSD 4.7 box.
> The addresses are 10.10.10.10 and 10.10.10.12 separately with netmask
> 0xffffff00, thus the broadcast address is 10.10.10.255. At this point, one
> of them is set to "ibss-master", while the other is "ibss".
> Its used to work when I try broadcast ping by "ping 10.10.10.255", but
> today it is weird that it totally doesn't work at all. Is there anybody
> over there can help me with this? By the way, the firmware version is
> Many thanks in advance.
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