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Re: .255 addresses still not usable after all these years?
Mike Lewinski wrote:
The TCP/IP stack in Windows XP is broken in this regard, possibly in Vista as well, though I've yet to have the displeasure of finding out.
Aww, that's too bad. I've long enjoyed setting loopback and other internal device addresses to .255 -- it drastically reduced some attacks, and made security by obscurity work better.
Not that I recommend obscurity as the only security. ;-)