I have a setup in which one of the linux boxes is forced to be sent
Ethernet frames with ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff as a destination mac. This
box has internet connectivity - verified by pinging google.com etc..
The problem arises when this box initiates a tcp connection somewhere
and receives the syn/ack with a broadcast address. It simply refuses
to reply with an ACK and this seems to be the default behavior in both
ubuntu and fedora (verified using tcpdump/wireshark).
If I change the configuration in a way in which the box receives the
reply with its mac as a destination, everything works as it should.
How do I eliminate this default behavior?