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Re: is there a burt on ifconfig for fedora11?



On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 18:32 +0100, Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
> 2009/7/26 Sarkar, Kaushik <Kaushik Sarkar netapp com>:
> > Don’t know from where ifconfig getting netmask as 255.255.0.0 when I set it
> > for 255.255.255.0
> >
> 
> I do...
> 
> > root kaushik_Fedora11 /> cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
> <snip>
> >
> > NETMASK=255.225.255.0
> 
> Read that very very carefully... ;o)
> 
> I think because 255.225.255.0 is not a valid netmask, it's defaulting
> to 255.255.0.0
> 
> (aren't a second pair of eyes wonderful!)
----
it's a valid netmask but it is one that is highly unlikely to work
because it appears to have a typo

255.255.255.0 is a Class C netmask and probably the most commonly used.

255.255.0.0 is a Class B netmask

Craig


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