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    SubjectRe: notion of a local address [was: Re: ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19]
    On Fri, 07 Sep 2001, Andrey Savochkin wrote:

    > > [ This is one of (at least) three different things that
    > > have been mentioned in this thread, but lets limit
    > > into only this one thing in this email ... ]
    > >
    > > Why that needs a list of all addresses in the system ?
    > >
    > > Reception can query with standard BSD API what is
    > > the local address of the socket _at_the_moment_ at
    > > receiving side. ( getsockname() )
    > >
    > > Is there, really, any reason to detect locally anything else ?
    >
    > The question is about what to do if you got a message to root@[10.0.0.1]
    > through a socket with local address (getsockname()) being 192.193.194.165.
    > If the local address is 10.0.0.1 also, there is no problem, the message is
    > clearly for your MTA.

    Stop this pointless loop detection discussion, or take it off list and
    me of the Cc: please.
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