[Dshield] Should I be concerned about this?

Shane Castle swcxt at co.boulder.co.us
Wed Jun 26 14:18:18 GMT 2002

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, E.B. Dreger wrote:

>M> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 20:34:33 -0400
>M> From: Mercy
>M> "The firewall has blocked routed traffic from to
>M> (IP Protocol 117).
>Note that 222.... is
>a class D multicast address.  Do you know if you're running any
>multicast-aware software?

No, it's not, it's a class C: 222 = 11011110 binary; note that only
the leftmost two bits are on.  Multicast starts at 224, which is the
leftmost 3 bits on.  It is, however, reserved by IANA:

whois -h whois.arin.net

   Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
   4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
   Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695

   Netname: RESERVED
   Netblock: -

      Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers  (IANA-ARIN)
      res-ip at iana.org (310) 823-9358

   Record last updated on 03-Dec-2001.
   Database last updated on  25-Jun-2002 20:00:18 EDT.

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