Subject: kern/8404: arp cache netmask problem
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/13/1999 21:55:04
>Number:         8404
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       arp cache reports a spurious netmask mask error
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Sep 13 21:35:00 1999
>Originator:     Wolfgang Rupprecht
W S Rupprecht Computer Consulting, Fremont CA
>Release:        NetBSD-current 1999-09-13
System: NetBSD 1.4K NetBSD 1.4K (WSRCC) #0: Mon Sep 13 12:38:56 PDT 1999 i386

	Sep 13 20:40:23 capsicum /netbsd: arplookup: unable to enter address for (host is not on local network)

	note, that address *is* on the local network.  the network mask is /20.

	media: Ethernet autoselect (10baseT)
	status: active
	inet netmask 0xfffff000 broadcast
	inet6 fe80:1::280:c8ff:fef8:71bc prefixlen 64


	configure a machine as above.  Try to connect to a host on a
	different /24 but on the same /20.

	Unknown.  Will update this pr if I figure out how things work.