Marko Mäkelä wrote: > An 8-bit system that implements TCP/IP could omit the gateway stuff > altogether, so that the system could only be accessed from the same > network segment. Does anyone know how much this would reduce complexity? Hmm. Why not reverse things? Assuming that the local network segment has only one gateway , you could set up your network with an 'empty' netmask (0.0.0.0), effectively dumping all packets to your gateway, and let the gateway figure out where it ought to go. SLIP over IP, or something like that ;) Martijn  Which is a reasonable assumption, I guess, and I'm pretty sure that things will work out just fine if you only choose the right gateway ;) -- Martijn van Buul - Pino@dohd.org - http://www.stack.nl/~martijnb/ Geek code: G-- - Visit OuterSpace: mud.stack.nl 3333 Kees J. Bot: The sum of CPU power and user brain power is a constant. - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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