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    SubjectThe way Linux adds routes.
    As a result of a discussion on another group I ask this question....

    Why was Linux' route command written so strictly or explicitly? E.G. it
    seems that other OS's / routers allow something like:

    route add

    Which means route the 204.132.128 net with a gateway of the entire address.

    Or written in Linux route command -

    route add -net netmask gw

    The former being a shorthand method of defining the entire
    address,netmask,gw in one string.

    I am NOT arguing against the way it was done. Just wondering why it was
    designed that way.


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