255.255.255.255

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Dazed_and_Confused, Mar 16, 2004.

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  1. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

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    Can anyone tell me what the significance of the SERVICES AND CONTROLLER APP requesting access to 255.255.255.255:DHCP? What is this IP address, and why would this app request access to it?
     
  2. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Hey Dazed_and_Confused

    That is a Broadcast, nothing to ph33r... :)
     
  3. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    255.255.255.255 is a broadcast address.
    DHCP (UDP ports/services 67/6:cool: is used to obtain IP address from DHCP servers.

    If your system obtains it's IP dynamically, it is normal to see this traffic.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
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