Subject: Re: Why netmask is needed for PPP
To: None <,>
From: Grey Wolf <>
List: current-users
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 :-).