Bug#652573: busybox-udeb: debian stable busybox udhcp client does not support /32 netmasks
On 18.12.2011 22:28, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> On 18.12.2011 22:23, Michael Tokarev wrote:
>> 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.
Peter, can you give some more details please, maybe some
hints on how to setup the test environment / dhcp server?
Looking at the dhcp client code in busybox - either current 1.20
or squeeze 1.17 version, I don't see where it might not work.
The /32 (255.255.255.255) netmask should Just Work. So in
order to do something with this bugreport (as opposed to just
forgetting about it entirely), I need some reproducer/verifier...