Well, I can't help you exactly, but if you just want a response...

"A. Mahendra Rajah" wrote on 08/26/2005
12:15:20 PM:

> I asked this question in this list yesterday and did not get
> any response (except several out-of-office auto-responses!)


Don't you hate that - out-of-office messages from people you don't
care about?

>
> 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.
>
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> Original question:
>
> The network people are complaining that one of my Alpha systems


One? What are the others doing? Are they differently configured?

> 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.


Is this really happening? Did you use TCPDUMP to verify that the
broadcast is coming in and the ICMP packet going out in response.
More to the point, if so, did you then log a call with Process?
They are the collective wisdom, actually.

> They claim that if every machine did this
> then a machine issuing a broadcast would get flooded with icmp
> unreachable packets.


But it's only one of your Alpha systems, so they are not being
flooded, are they? Every machine is not doing this, or they
would too busy to bug you.

> Can this be turned off?


Too soon to ask that question.

>
> Is this the right behavior on a network?


Better question, but first get the data.

> If not, how do I turn it off?
>


That depends.

> -- mahendra
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> A. Mahendra Rajah Email: Mahendra.Rajah@URegina.CA
> Tru64 UNIX Systems Manager Phone: (306) 585-4496


I am glad a UNIX person is involved with OpenVMS, but a more
current version would certainly be less problematic, n'est-ce pas?

> Dept. of Computing Services FAX: (306) 337-2324
> University of Regina,
> Regina, Sask., S4S 0A2
> Canada.
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