Bug 89749 - netmask was calculate automatically
netmask was calculate automatically
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-04-27 13:11 EDT by acount closed by user
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-30 00:07:59 EDT
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Description acount closed by user 2003-04-27 13:11:44 EDT
Description of problem:

with old rh installation console program, netmasks was calcutate automatically.
can you integrate the code ?


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Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-28 16:27:03 EDT
Do you have a particular autocalculation in mind?
Comment 2 acount closed by user 2003-04-29 15:25:16 EDT
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
installing time
And because some times I am lazy ;-)

-thank you-
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-30 00:07:59 EDT
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 always for consistency and because it's right more often.

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