Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89749
netmask was calculate automatically
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
with old rh installation console program, netmasks was calcutate automatically.
can you integrate the code ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Do you have a particular autocalculation in mind?
I can remember that _netconfig_ has this feature when you type the IP and then
press <tab> key. And IMHO a lot of people know what it is a IP but they don't
have enough knowledge about TCP/IP subneting... and this is a trouble at
And because some times I am lazy ;-)
The "calculation" was just using classes and these days, CIDR is more common
than following just a stock A, B, or C class network. So the calculation was
wrong more times than not and thus it makes more sense to just default to
255.255.255.0 always for consistency and because it's right more often.