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Bug 3564 - ifconfig does not accept very small subnets (such as DSL)
Summary: ifconfig does not accept very small subnets (such as DSL)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-06-18 09:59 UTC by Don Beusee
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-13 19:22:44 UTC

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Description Don Beusee 1999-06-18 09:59:31 UTC
I have a DSL service (Covad) which requires me to set the
subnet mask to a subnet having only 5 hosts:
gateway    :
subnet mask:
IP's to use: 152.68.6.<250-254>
Unfortunately Linux does not let me set the subnet mask to
the above value.  Solaris and Windows 98 do, and it works
fine on those OS's.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-13 19:22:59 UTC
Please try a subnet mask of is not a valid subnet mask.

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