Re: base-files: please ship /etc/networks and include "link-local 169.254.0.0" to it
On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 09:05:08PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Nov 19, Russ Allbery <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > I'd like to receive comments about:
> > > - shipping /etc/networks in netbase
> > > - adding 169.254.0.0 to it
> > The second makes sense to me.
> I am not sure. For a start, I would need to add *all* /24 in the
> link-local networks space since /etc/networks comes from a pre-CIDR
> And I am not sure about which modern software still uses the file.
In the classful/pre-CIDR world, 169.254.0.0 would be a class B,
and so be a /16.