SUMMARY: broadcast addresses in sunos 4.x

From: Tim Bradshaw (
Date: Sun Sep 10 1995 - 07:35:22 CDT

The answer seems to be that there isn't an easy way to change from a
0s broadcast to a 1s (I was secretly hoping that someone had a version
of ifconfig that did this). I also spoke to Sun who said the same

Two approaches that look plausible, in terms of work, are: use some
little script to derive the broadcast address from IP address, and use
its output in the ifconfig cmd line; or define broadcast addresses in the
hosts file, and use them in the ifconfig command. I'll use the latter
for now, as it requires slightly less thought.

Thanks to: (Perry Hutchison), Gene Rackow
<>, (F. L. Charles Seeger III),
"Patrick L. Nolan" <pln@egret1.Stanford.EDU>


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