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Re: etherconf or ifupdown problem with subnets

On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 01:02:46PM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > Because they are utterly meaningless on the modern internet. If someone
> > doesn't specify a netmask in the install process we should either abort
> > or try a few other tricks (like icmp netmask request) rather than using
> > a meaningless default.
> > 
> Perhaps, but you either have to error, or provide some kind of sensible
> default.  I do not believe that /24 is sensible across the board.

Nor is any other arbitrary number. Note that this is why I said "If
someone doesn't specify a netmask...we should...abort...rather than
using a meaningless default" (in the text you quoted).

Mike Stone

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