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Re: etherconf or ifupdown problem with subnets

On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 09:38:59AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> The particular network numbers you cited were in the class-B range, not
> in the class-A range, were they not?  Therefore, the kernel will default
> to using a class-B broadcast.

Which is, of course, a completely useless default since the introduction
of CIDR. Our user space should make more sane choices.

> If etherconf is a front-end config tool for /etc/network/interfaces
> (I don't use it myself), I would argue the correct behavior is to
> automatically calculate the broadcast address and set it appropriately,

Yes. If it's not specified it should have a sensible default.

Mike Stone

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