Re: A problem with 10.0.0.0/8 as the backbone network and consumer routers?
I agrre that it shoul be possible to choose between
-standard 10.0.0.0/8 for large centralized school management
-10.x.x.0/23 (or 24 and 23 and 22) single school
-192.168.x.x/24 for small schools and even offices
And this choice should be an option in the expert install.
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:11:54AM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Dienstag, 24. Januar 2012, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > I've discovered a problem with our new backbone network setup. Trying
> > to configure a Linksys Wireless-G broadband router to use 10.0.0.8/8
> > is impossible. Its default firmware can not handle less than /24. It
> > provide /24, /25, /27, etc. but not /8. I suspect this is the case
> > with other consumer broadband routers too.
> > Should we care? This make it harder to test the full Skolelinux setup
> > with common hardware. :(
> eek. Yes, we must care. These home routers are used in many schools (on a
> global scale). What that means, is the next question.
> (I've asked around and heard several reports of home routers either only
> supporting /24 or only some netmasks or sometimes even only supporting
> So, I think we should:
> - switch to 192.168.x.y and /24 even if that means this default only supports
> 253 machines on the network. Thats quite plenty for many schools.
> - document how to switch the subnet and make this easy by providing a working
> subnet-change tool
> I'm just not sure whether to do this now or for wheezy. Opinions?
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