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Re: [lwip-devel] [patch #6539] ICMP broadcast

From: Alain M.
Subject: Re: [lwip-devel] [patch #6539] ICMP broadcast
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 19:07:52 -0300
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I can answer that: I didn't know of that broadcast ping, but I tested here on my LAN and it works. The answer is:

that is usefull for manual operation. You just go to any client machine and ping and you hava a list of everything. I surely will use it in the future :)


Bill Auerbach escreveu:
Every program I've looked at and responses to questions asked about it 
implement autoconfiguration with UDP broadcasts.  I've done the same with lwIP 
and it works great.  Why use ICMP?


I needed ICMP to be able to respond to broadcast pings for
I added flags: LWIP_BROADCAST_PING and LWIP_MULTICAST_PING that can be
in lwipopts.h if you want broadcast pings. The only patched file is

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