Subject: Re: alias netmask
To: Caffeinate The World <email@example.com>
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/08/2003 11:53:45
Thus spake Caffeinate The World ("CTW> ") sometime Today...
CTW> > I'm testing freevrrpd on netbsd and I came across the fact that
CTW> > FreeBSD
CTW> > ALWAYS uses a netmask of /32 on it's alias IP no matter what the real
CTW> > netmask is. On NetBSD, I've always used the same netmask as the
CTW> > interface's real IP.
AFAICT, one must use a netmask appropriate to the network on which the
hme0: flags=8a63<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,ALLMULTI,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX full-duplex)
# Internal (house) network. /24. That's all I need, and NATing anything
# else is just insane.
inet 10.11.11.11 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.11.11.255
# External real-world address for www, ftp, etc. /29 (8 addrs)
inet alias 18.104.22.168 netmask 0xfffffff8 broadcast 22.214.171.124
# NAT address to the outside world (this is my NAT box), also /29
# since it's within the same address space as the above.
inet alias 126.96.36.199 netmask 0xfffffff8 broadcast 188.8.131.52
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