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3.2.2.7 Information Request/Reply: RFC-792

3.2.2.7 Information Request/Reply: RFC-792

A host SHOULD NOT implement these messages.

DISCUSSION:

The Information Request/Reply pair was intended to support self-configuring systems such as diskless workstations, to allow them to discover their IP network numbers at boot time. However, the RARP and BOOTP protocols provide better mechanisms for a host to discover its own IP address.


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