I'm running a simple application that listens for UDP broadcasted packets on a given port. My Ubuntu machine has the following network settings:
IP address = 192.168.1.17
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
Netmask = 255.255.255.0
Broadcast = 192.168.1.255
The application is correctly reading all datagrams sent to these broadcast addresses:
but it's dropping all packets sent to
(All these packets are sent by third-party applications)
Some people has told me that this is the correct behaviour of any Linux system but then, a friend says that on his Fedora machine the same app doesn't drop any packet.
Is there any parameter that I could modify in order to accept packets broadcasted to 188.8.131.52?