Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459595
Network Manager sets subnet mask incorrectly
Last modified: 2008-11-02 17:23:54 EST
Created attachment 314627 [details]
incorrectly set Subnet Mask by Network manager
Description of problem:
Network Manager sets subnet mask incorrectly - instead of in example 255.255.255.0 it saves 184.108.40.206
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit connection or create a new one
2. on IPv4 Settings tab select method 'Manual'
3. enter Address: 192.168.0.23, Netmask: 255.255.255.0, Gateway: 192.168.0.1
4. Save connection and connect
Connection information shows: "Subnet Mask: 220.127.116.11" which I believe makes some of the websites inaccessible for me.
Subnet Mask should be set to 255.255.255.0 as requested
I just got back from the trip, saw one bug, which I posted a week ago, "solved" by forcing downgrade, but it caused this bug to appear. I am trying to use Network manager, but it seems that wicd is currently the best option because it just works.
when connected via dhcp, sub net mask is correctly set and I can connect to all websites without any problem (although I cannot set my preferred dns).
Created attachment 314628 [details]
Connected using DHCP (Subnet Mask is correctly set)
Should be fine now; you can enter either a CIDR prefix or a netmask in the box. It'll always show what you entered as a CIDR prefix, but you can enter a netmask.