Number: 641

Date: 11-Apr-84 16':02':44

Submitter: masinter.PA

Source: Charles Hedrick <HEDRICK@RUTGERS.ARPA>

Subject: Want way to turn off XNS broadcast packets

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Description: Received': from RUTGERS.ARPA by PARC-MAXC.ARPA; 10 APR 84 18':00':55 PST'
Date': 10 Apr 84 21':00':46 EST'
From': Charles Hedrick <HEDRICK@RUTGERS.ARPA>'
Subject': shutting up the dandelion'
Our current 10MHz PUP support does not include address resolution.'
Thus we have to ADVISE \translate.3to10, to give it builtin'
knowlege of a few addresses.  Things work fine, except that'
the Dandelions keep send packets at a rate near 1 per second.'
We have reason to think that it is vainly trying to locate some'
sort of XNS server that of course does not exist.  While the'
PDP-11 will discard this packet (it discards anything that is'
not a PUP) it does inflate our statistics on network usage,'
and otherwise bollix up any attempts to monitor the network.'
It would be helpful if we could turn this junk off.  I assume'
we can just redefine one or two functions to return NIL.  Can'
you suggest what ones they might be?  It might be useful to'
provide a documented way to turn this stuff off, since other'
installations may also have a PUP-only enviornment.'


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Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 17-Apr-84 18':10':30

Attn: vanMelle

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System: Communications

Subsystem: NS Protocols



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Difficulty: Hard

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Annoying

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Open

Problem Type: Design - Impl

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