Bug 1463388 - Subnet Network prefix field description "Suffix or prefix length for this subnet, e.g. 32" is confusing
Subnet Network prefix field description "Suffix or prefix length for this sub...
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Networking (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lukas Zapletal
Perry Gagne
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Reported: 2017-06-20 14:13 EDT by Perry Gagne
Modified: 2018-05-22 09:42 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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2017-06-20 14:13 EDT, Perry Gagne
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Foreman Issue Tracker 20521 None None None 2017-08-08 07:04 EDT

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Description Perry Gagne 2017-06-20 14:13:37 EDT
Created attachment 1289780 [details]
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Description of problem:
There is a network prefix field which is to input the IP network prefix (ie the short form of the subnet mask /24 instead of 

The description of this field is "Suffix or prefix length for this subnet, e.g. 32" 

Using the term suffix here is incorrect, since it's talking about the network portion of the address. 

Seen on IPv4 and IPv6 pages.

Also, while 32 is probably a bad example, since it is not (or rarely) used as a subnet prefix. 24 is a better example for IPv4 and 64 for IPv6. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 6.2 (IPv4) and 6.3 (IPv4/IPv6)

Should probably be:
IPv4 "Prefix length for this subnet, e.g. 24"
IPv6 "Prefix length for this subnet, e.g. 64
Comment 4 pm-sat@redhat.com 2017-08-11 06:09:04 EDT
Moving this bug to POST for triage into Satellite 6 since the upstream issue http://projects.theforeman.org/issues/20521 has been resolved.
Comment 5 Perry Gagne 2018-05-22 09:42:11 EDT
Verified fix in 6.4 snap 4. Description text now reads "Prefix length for this subnet, e.g. 24"

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