Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6699
Linuxconf incorrectly limits DHCP subnet address ranges
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
linuxconf/Dhcp configuration/one subnet definition
Network number 172.16.0.0
IP range start 126.96.36.199
IP range stop 188.8.131.52
When accept is clicked, linuxconf reports:
Invalid host IP number 172.16.1.0
True, this number is an invalid class C address, but it
is a perfectly valid class B address, which is indicated by
the netmask setting.
Setting the start address to x.x.x.1 and stop address
to x.x.x.254 serve as workarounds.
It may be a perfectly valid class B address, but it still isn't in the range
you've specified - note your network is *172*.16.* but the address is *176*.16.*
Somebody can't type - me !!!
Network is 172.16.*
Range is 176.16.*
172 != 176
Does that help?
rhw is right, this is not a bug. Thanks!