Bug 8351 - suppress "invalid ICMP error to a broadcast" console messages
suppress "invalid ICMP error to a broadcast" console messages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-01-10 18:01 EST by pmweidne
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-10 18:01:42 EST
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Description pmweidne 2000-01-10 18:01:42 EST
Console constantly logs:

xx.xx.xx.xx sent an invalid ICMP error to a broadcast

Have seen on mailing lists that this can be turned off by
editing /usr/src/linux/net/ipv4/icmp.c and commenting out the printk OR
echoing "1" to /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts (which
doesn't work anyway).

Is there a patch for this problem - I couldn't find the bug listed
anywhere in bugzilla?
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-08-08 14:56:19 EDT
The default behaviour is correct. Its warning you something on your network
needs major brain surgery to comply with standards. And you can turn it off as
you have noted if you cant fix your broken network or are sharing it

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