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    SubjectRe: notion of a local address [was: Re: ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19]
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    Followup to:  <20010906155811.BC78DBC06C@spike.porcupine.org>
    By author: wietse@porcupine.org (Wietse Venema)
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > Andrey Savochkin:
    > > Of course, SIOCGIFCONF isn't even close to provide the list of local
    > > addresses.
    > > Obvious example: it doesn't enlist all addresses 127.0.0.1, 127.0.0.2 etc.
    > > on common systems. If you handle 127.0.0.2 as local, you apply side
    >
    > 127.0.0.2 is not local on any of my systems. The only exceptions
    > are some Linux boxen that I did not ask to do so.
    >

    The RFCs declare that 127.0.0.0/8 is all local. If what you write is
    true, all your systems are noncompliant.

    -hpa
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