Bug#652573: busybox-udeb: debian stable busybox udhcp client does not support /32 netmasks
On 18.12.2011 22:16, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Package: busybox-udeb
> Version: 1:1.17.1-8
> The Debian/Squeeze installer fail with /32 netmasks provided from DHCP.
>>From <URL: https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=4604 >:
> debian stable busybox udhcp client does not support /32
> netmasks. Changing the netmask to <32 works.
The /32 netmask for a host is at least non-standard. I'm not sure
it is ever possible to _use_ such a netmask on an ethernet interface
on any other system but linux - it definitely is impossible to use
on windows, not sure about *bsd and others.
> Debian boots with busybox udhcp and the DHCP configuration fails.
> Once Debian is booted and running with the isc dhclient, the
> configuration works ok.
> I am told this bug make it impossible or very hard to install
> Debian/Squeeze in some cloud environments.
I don't know much about cloud enviromnents. But it appears it is best
to use standard setup, not resorting to /32 netmasks and peer-to-peer
interfaces on ethernet.