Bug 70848 - RFE: suggest precomputed netmask in manual network configuration
RFE: suggest precomputed netmask in manual network configuration
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-05 22:03 EDT by Jay Berkenbilt
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-04 22:47:19 EDT
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Description Jay Berkenbilt 2002-08-05 22:03:48 EDT
Description of Problem:

When configuration a network interface manually, you must enter in both an IP
address and a netmask.  It might be convenient if the system pre-filled in the
netmask field with the default netmask based on the IP address as was done in
previous releases.  (i.e., 255.0.0.0 for class A (1.x.x.x - 127.x.x.x),
255.255.0.0 for class B (128.x.x.x - 191.x.x.x) and 255.255.255.0 for class C
(192.x.x.x - 223.x.x.x))

I'm not sure why I'm suggesting this, actually -- I don't even use default
netmasks for my own network.  Perhaps I'm just so accustommed to seeing that
that it feels wrong if it isn't there.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-12 14:45:21 EDT
Related to bug 67124.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-04 22:47:19 EDT
With the advent of CIDR, this isn't overly relevant anymore
(unfortunately)

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