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Re: etherconf or ifupdown problem with subnets

On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 07:49:24AM -0400, Michael Stone 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.

I absolutely agree.  In any context where network configuration is
requested, the address and mask are mutually interdependent, and both must
be supplied.

 - mdz

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