The ICMP message is generally sent because a (host-based?) firewall is
rejecting packets instead of dropping them. Not really an *answer*, but
maybe enough to get you looking in the right direction.

- ken

A. Mahendra Rajah wrote:

> I asked this question in this list yesterday and did not get
> any response (except several out-of-office auto-responses!)
>
> Since I really do not know how to do this, I am at the mercy
> of the collective wisdom of this list to accomplish this.
> Any help or insight will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
>
>.................................................. ...............
> Original quiestion:
>
> The network people are complaining that one of my Alpha systems
> running OVMS 6.2 and Multinet v4.4 (A-X, 30-Jan-2002) is
> sending an icmp port unreachable packet in response to a
> broadcast packet. They claim that if every machine did this
> then a machine issuing a broadcast would get flooded with icmp
> unreachable packets. Can this be turned off?
>
> Is this the right behavior on a network? If not, how do I turn
> it off?
>
> -- mahendra
>.................................................. ..............
> A. Mahendra Rajah Email: Mahendra.Rajah@URegina.CA
> Tru64 UNIX Systems Manager Phone: (306) 585-4496
> Dept. of Computing Services FAX: (306) 337-2324
> University of Regina,
> Regina, Sask., S4S 0A2
> Canada.
>.................................................. ..............
>
>


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- Ken
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Ken Connelly Systems and Operations Manager, ITS Network Services
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0121
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