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Re: netmask of alias IP
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: netmask of alias IP
- From: francisco <frisco_(_at_)_blackant_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 12:47:54 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Ben Goren wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 08:00:35AM -0600, RJ45 wrote:
> > what is the correct netmask to assign using ifconfig on an alias
> > IP Address ?? is it 255.255.255.255 or it must be the same
> > netmask as the primary IP address assigned to the interface ??
> This is clearly documented in FAQ 6.1.3:
unfortunately that FAQ doesn't have an example of an alias on a different
you can specify different netmasks for ip's on different subnets. i have
an internal and an external ip bound to my workstation's ethernet device.
both have netmasks of 255.255.255.0, and both ranges are local for my
> Please also read:
oh, and thanks for your efforts in providing these docs, Ben.
> Ben Goren
> [demime 0.98d removed an attachment of type application/pgp-signature]
going on vacation,