Subject: Re: Why netmask 255.255.255.255 is needed for PPP
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Grey Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/22/1996 11:16:57
[flipk, seebs and tron all wonder about why class C subnetting under
PPP doesn't work.]
This looks like an ANCIENT 4.2BSD bug rearing its ugly head, here. I
seem to remember this very problem (modulo the 0xffffffff netmask)
happening back around those days in which one could not subnet a class
C (or, in fact, even a class B) network.
I'm not sufficiently experienced to say which level has the problem;
can't tell if it's at the generic network level or within the PPP-
specific code; it looks like a routing issue ("OBVIOUSLY, you twit!"),
but one never can tell :-).