On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, Damir Rajnovic wrote:
> Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 10:18:27 +0100 (MET)
> From: Damir Rajnovic <gaus @
> To: firewalls @
> Subject: 0.0.0.0 address on LAN
> Someone ask who produce 0.0.0.0 ip address, answer is Win95 (and NT
> maybe - don't have it around so can't be shure). Here is excerpt:
> Client: 0.0.0.0 (null) Server 255.255.255.255 (broadcast)
> OpCode 0x01: BOOTREQUEST , MAC Address Type: 1, MAC Address Length: 6
> Hops: 0, XID: 0000AF37, trying since 1024 second(s)
> and that guy have Win95 on his machine.
this looks like a 'bootp' request. Many printers, X terminals, and other
standalone remote devices use it.