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SubjectRe: Pre-release 2.0.5 breaks network config scripts

-- Drew Sullivan, <> -- Toronto, Canada, +1-416-225-1592
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> On Sat, 18 May 1996, JF Martinez wrote:
> > The following worked in 1.3.98 and no longuer in 1.99.5:
> > ifconfig lo
> > route add -net
> No, it should be
> route add -net
> We got rid of the old compatibility code that was written for the 1.0
> release.. The current kernel is a lot stricter about these things.
> Linus

Can we at least put a patch into route to strip the host portion. This is
the way I use route. I want say: route the net for which this host
address is valid. In this way, a simple shell scripts can say:

echo -n "Enter IP"
read ip
ifconfig eth0 $ip
route add -net $ip

This is used on a single floppy linux router. It doesn't have awk, perl
or anything else that I could use to change the ip address.

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