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Re: Promiscuous Mode
From: Robin Sheat <robin () kallisti net nz>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 19:43:58 +1300

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008, Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam wrote:
In short, if the NIC is not in promiscuous mode, it will discard a
packet with an IP matching its own if the destination MAC in the packet
is not its own.
You've answered the inverse of my question :) to clarify my rather bulky 
paragraph in the previous mail,
if:
 * the NIC is in promiscuous mode, and
 * you receive a packet /p/, and
 * the MAC address in /p/ is _not_ yours, and
 * the IP address in /p/ _is_ yours,
what do network stacks (not NICs) typically do? Do they respond to the packet 
in any way, or do they understand that because the MAC is different it should 
be ignored? I expect that is what they should do, but I'm curious if it is 
actually the case.

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