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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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