Subject: Re: Network puzzle
To: tld <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/29/2002 17:06:00
On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, tld wrote:

> I have the following (working) IPv4-only network situation
>                     x.253/29   x.254/29  192.168/16
> [The 'net] --- [Modem] --------- [NetBSD] -----------[LAN]
>                                 ne0      rtk0
> The NetBSD (1.6RC1-i386 if that matters) box working as a NAT for the 
> network. IP forwarding is enabled.
> Since I have one more address available to my use (x.252) I'd like to 
> have one of the boxes on the LAN (call that xxx) to have that address 
> and skip NAT.

Either you really have /29, and then you have four more addresses
available (249, 250, 251, 252) or you have /30, and then you have *no*
more addresses available.
An IP address with a host part of 0 is not allowed, and is actually the
number of the network itself.


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