Re: Proposal: Network configuration file format
Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> In article <cistron.Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Jakob 'sparky' Kaivo <email@example.com> wrote:
> >IANADD, but while the /23 notation is nice, it doesn't work for all
> >possible netmasks. Netmasks do NOT have to be in the form of a bunch of
> >ones followed by a bunch of zeros.
> Well, since the introduction of CIDR, some 10 years ago, non-contiguous
> netmasks have been pretty much forbidden. You can use them but no guarantees.
> >Of course, I don't know anyone who would actually use
> >such a goofy netmask, but it's possible.
> Nobody in his right mind would do that.
I was just trying to be as general as possible by using the full netmask
> >BTW, he had the broadcast right
> >for the network and netmask.
> No he didn't
You are right, I did not.
My main fault was that I used a network of 192.168.1.0 and a netmask of
They did not match (it was late when I wrote the example..... ;-) ).