broadcast ping and connection tracking
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 10:29:48 +0100
On Sun, Jan 13, 2002 at 12:46:55PM +0100, Vik Heyndrickx wrote:
> When broadcast ping-ing, the echo-reply datagram is not considered part of
> the "connection" as far as connection tracking is concerned, contrary to a
> unicast ping.
> Is this a bug or a feature? I can imagine that there may be some
> complications implementing this.
Connection tracking does _NOT_ handle broadcast and multicast packets.
IIRC, this is a FAQ item.
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