Re: change to deprecate broadcast on host 0 of a subnet

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Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:33:58 UTC
>> I would prefer if the current behaviour stayed default (would also MFC 
>> better)
>> and then flip if this will indeed go anywhere.
> I considered that, but I think that the current behavior is simply
> wrong.  We broadcast packets to the lowest address on the net, but
> we don't receive these broadcasts as such.  I was surprised to find
> that we were still broadcasting these packets.  I can't think of any
> reason we should do that.
> Any other opinions on the default setting of the sysctl?

I welcome a change to stop broadcasting the lowest address on a
subnet. Yes this should have been done years ago.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting,