Without looking at the packet data my guess would be a DHCP or BOOTP.
Probally a PPP or SLIP conection starting up.
On Wed, 13 Mar 1996, Sick Puppy wrote:
> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 12:38:03 -0500 (EST)
> From: Sick Puppy <sikpuppy @
> To: firewalls @
> Subject: Dawg Confesses: I did Princess Dianna.
> Naah. The subject line is just another lie to help sell newspapers.
> In the course of general sniffing about I occasionally see ICMP packets
> with an IP address of 0.0.0.0 going across the network. Most machines
> seem to ignore these packets, but some machines that seem to be in some
> kind of cluster respond to them as if they had been pinged. The firewalls
> these packets hit simply seem to discard the packets.
> What are these packets? Sorry if this is a dumb question.
> SP, tCED
> Photonic & Tachyonic Systems Engineer
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