Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Tue Jun 17 16:46:42 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 06:51:59PM -0400 I heard the voice of
Bill Moran, and lo! it spake thus:
> is not a valid IP address.  The last number must be somewhere
> between 1 and 254 (inclusive).

Well, just to be anal about it...   false. is a perfectly valid IP address in any number of cases; for
instance, it's a fine address about 3/4 of the way through the subnet.

Of course, sticking it (or any other address, except in some cases which
don't apply here) on loopback is just silly.  The addresses used in the
SLIP attachment make a lot more sense.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
Systems/Network Administrator |

"The only reason I'm burning my candle at both ends, is because I
      haven't figured out how to light the middle yet"

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