The broadcast of python in FreeBSD

Stefan Lambrev stefan.lambrev at
Wed Mar 28 06:54:25 UTC 2007


Zhu Yan wrote:
> Hi, Everybody.
> In FreeBSD, I write a program in python(2.4.4 & 2.5), which include a
> broadcast routine.
> But, I send the broadcast in FreeBSD, it's different from others OS, like
> Windows, Linux...
> When I send the broadcast in FreeBSD with address, the
> packet can not be received by other OS.
> But I send the broadcast in non-BSD System with address 
>, all
> OS got it.
> When I send the broadcast in FreeBSD with address like, 
> all OS
> got it.
> I have seen the Python socket implement, there is no added option for
> FreeBSD, but why? Why it is different?
Can you change "sysctl net.inet.icmp.bmcastecho=1" and test again?
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Best Wishes,
Stefan Lambrev
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