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SubjectRe: howto disable auto route setup?
In <99Feb2.135347gmt.66309@gateway.ukaea.org.uk> Neil Conway (nconway.list@ukaea.org.uk) wrote:
> Mike Jagdis wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Sam Mortimer wrote:
>>
>> > >Because the ifconfig says that the interface exists on that network
>> > >with that address
>> >
>> > ..and subnet mask!
>>
>> Huh? Don't get excited - network is defined by address and mask :-).

> Vaguely on this topic, I've been wondering if it's legal/advisable/safe
> to have a netmask like 255.255.254.0 ?

> Anyone? The HOWTO is rather ambiguous about it. I think it's legal,
> but am not entirely sure. This also seems to imply a broadcast addr. of
> something like 194.111.1.255 for a network address of 194.111.0.0,
> presumably that's OK too?

It's Ok from RFC viewpoint but some [old] routers could be confused by such
configurations.




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