[klibc] the return value of packet_peek()

Louis Rilling Louis.Rilling at kerlabs.com
Thu Mar 12 02:47:01 PDT 2009

On 11/03/09 21:45 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Shou-Lien Chen wrote:
> > 
> > There are two questions:
> > 1. Are you plan to make ipconfig work with network card which already
> > have an ip?
> No.  It's not a full-blown DHCP client; it's "fire and forget".

I have to second Shou-Lien Chen's initiative, since this is a more general
problem than just ICMP packets. On a Ethernet segment with several (eg 4)
clients requesting DHCP addresses at the same time, ipconfig fails easily as
soon as an ARP request (asking about another machine's MAC, but broadcast) is


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