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SubjectRe: ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
matthias.andree@gmx.de (Matthias Andree)  wrote on 06.09.01 in <20010906151113.A29583@maggie.dt.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de>:

> Well, Postfix used to look at the addresses and deduce the network class
> for that,

The WHAT?!

Classes have been dead since around 1993!

> but there have been many complaints by people that this would
> get subnets wrong. A couple of months ago, Postfix has started to look
> up the netmasks as well.

Modern software trying to work with classes should not allowed on the
Internet; people who don't know this should not allowed to write network
software.


MfG Kai
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