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SubjectRe: notion of a local address [was: Re: ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias
Alan Cox:
> > is not local on any of my systems. The only exceptions
> > are some Linux boxen that I did not ask to do so.
> Todays reading is from RFC990 in the book of Reynolds & Postel, page number 6
> And the IETF spake thusly
> | The class A network number 127 is assigned the "loopback" function, that
> | is, a datagram sent by a higher level protocol to a network 127 address
> | should loop back inside the host. No datagram "sent" to a network 127
> | address should ever appear on any network anywhere.

That's routing.

I was talking about accepting connections. None of my systems
accepts connections on, except for a couple Linux boxen
that I did not ask to do so.

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