Bug 3564 - ifconfig does not accept very small subnets (such as DSL)
ifconfig does not accept very small subnets (such as DSL)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-18 05:59 EDT by Don Beusee
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-13 15:22:44 EDT
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Description Don Beusee 1999-06-18 05:59:31 EDT
I have a DSL service (Covad) which requires me to set the
subnet mask to a subnet having only 5 hosts:
gateway    : 152.68.6.249
subnet mask: 152.68.6.248
IP's to use: 152.68.6.<250-254>
Unfortunately Linux does not let me set the subnet mask to
the above value.  Solaris and Windows 98 do, and it works
fine on those OS's.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-13 15:22:59 EDT
Please try a subnet mask of 255.255.255.248
152.68.6.248 is not a valid subnet mask.

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