On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Frank Chiulli <frankc.fedora(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Feb 1 09:03:46 localhost kernel: FW-REJECT IN=eth0 OUT=
DST=255.255.255.255 LEN=328 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=40094
PROTO=UDP SPT=68 DPT=67 LEN=308
I was curious what it was because of 'SRC=0.0.0.0'. It turned out to
be my Wii. I discovered this based on my router which keeps track of
MAC addresses and IP addresses. I had forgotten that it was on my
This is a standard DHCP/BOOTP packet. When a system is booting up it
doesn't have an IP address to stick in there so it puts 0.0.0.0. The
DHCP server and/or DHCP relay uses the MAC address of the client to
send a response back.
"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then
I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the
terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve
them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and
unfairness of the universe."
-- Marcus to Franklin in Babylon 5: "A Late Delivery from Avalon"