Re: Nameserver trouble and VIC-20 cart update

From: Martijn van Buul (
Date: 2001-02-20 15:09:07

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 [1], you could set up your network with an 'empty' 
netmask (, 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 ;)


[1] 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 ;)
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