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    SubjectRe: ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
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    > > > Even if it checked the address it would not be unique because you can have multiple
    > > > interfaces with the same addresses but different netmasks.
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    > The same IP address with different netmasks on the same hardware
    > interface? The mind boggles. How does one handle broadcasts?

    Same as before. You have two for a single IP address/netmask
    (255.255.255.255 and the local one). You have another per address/mask pair
    you add.

    The application supplies a target broadcast address so there isnt any real
    problem
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