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Re: perl udp broadcast

by rowdog (Curate)
on Jul 11, 2010 at 22:22 UTC ( #848890=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to perl udp broadcast

Are you saying that you get your address and gateway from a DHCP server and that you would like to send a UDP packet to the broadcast address? If so, then sure, check out IO::Socket::INET.

If you want to do the above, but get the packet routed past the gateway, well, most routers won't pass a broadcast packet along so you're probably out of luck unless you can configure your gateway to pass it along, which is generally a bad idea.

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