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Re: Proposal: Network configuration file format

On Wed, Aug 04, 1999 at 10:06:49PM +0200, Inaky Perez Gonzalez wrote:
> Jakob> IANADD, but while the /23 notation is nice, it doesn't work for
> Jakob> all possible netmasks. 
>         Well, it is perfectly possible to have both. Just one number
> after the slash? ok, a bunch of ones and then zeroes. Four numbers
> with dots -> other kind of mask.

On the other hand it DOES work for all possible netmasks, at least for
routing and ipconfig. Linux does not support other netmasks.(*)


(*) there are possible situations where one likes netmasks like: to mask out all packets to possible class-c Broadcast

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