Re: Installed netmask 2.3.1 (source i386)
On Nov 01, Alexander Koch wrote:
> On Sun, 31 October 1999 20:04:04 -0000, Robert Stone wrote:
> > Maintainer: Robert Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Description:
> > netmask - helps figure our network masks
> > Changes:
> > netmask (2.3.1) unstable; urgency=low
> > .
> > * Initial Release.
> I have seen that thing on freshmeat and thought "argh,
> someone will package it!" and someone did. Do we really
> need that package? It takes 5 seconds longer to calculate
> the CIDR from .224 to /27 ... if you know a bit about it.
> Yet again more packages...?
I tend to disagree; unless you can visualize bitmasks in your head, or
work with them every day, such a tool seems eminently useful. More
useful than having to look up the methodology for netmasks in "TCP/IP
Network Administration" or some other book.
IMHO, of course.
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