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Re: monitoring box (was Re: small device with IP address)

  • From: David Charlap
  • Date: Fri Dec 22 15:45:04 2000

Bennett Todd wrote:
> How about a box that responds to just one protocol type, I'd tend to
> vote for a trivial UDP packet that it doesn't even bother decoding,
> just checks dst port and tears out src port and addr, with a reply
> packet containing whatever encoding is easiest to generate of the
> latest measurement off the temp sensor.

Just make sure it's not too simple.  You want it to do some rudimentary
filtering on the address.  You don't want it sending packets to
broadcast/multicast addresses.

-- David