FreeBSD eats 169.254.x.x addressed packets
jhell at dataix.net
Wed Jun 9 13:55:27 UTC 2010
On 06/09/2010 08:28, Reko Turja wrote:
>> One final comment - I still don't understand why FreeBSD "won't"
>> respond to pings
>> when it has an address like 169.254.1.1. I can ssh to the unit but it
>> respond to pings. I tried setting up a linux box with an address like
>> 169.254.1.2 and it "would" respond to pings.
> Linux is not really any measuring stick in standard compliance...
I do not believe that is what he was implying by comparing this to
Linux. I think he might be using Linux as a example of "They have not
limited their users to only changing source code" to get the objective
completed. They should have.
In this case and reviewing the previous messages + remembering these:
FreeBSD takes the correct action for this scenario which could proudly
be used as an exemplary piece of code that other forms of OS's should
use as a reference for integrity. http://bit.ly/byHBzN
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