Re: broadcast to internet?
From: Eirik Seim (eirik_at_mi.uib.no)
Date: 13 Oct 2004 14:23:11 GMT
On 13 Oct 2004 06:06:37 -0700, Bernd M?ller wrote:
> Tauno Voipio <email@example.com.NOSPAM.invalid> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> > The address 255.255.255.255 is the local link broadcast address.
> you mean: 255.255.255.1 !
Actually, I don't think he do. But "255.255.255.255" is bougus,
and says really nothing of IP layer broadcasts. It's simply how
applications interpret the local link layer broadcast address,
which is ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff. The packets in question will never
cross a router unless there is some bridging beeing done (which
is not uncommon in large networks needing "Windows Networking"
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