Subject: Re: IP and netmask problem
To: =?iso-8859-2?Q?Tomasz_Barczy=F1ski?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bryan P <email@example.com>
Date: 01/17/2003 14:31:37
On the distinguished day of Jan 17, Tomasz Barczyński wrote:
> I am new with NetBSD. I am trying to build internet router for my home
> network. I have got network parameters from my ISP:
> IP address: a.b.c.102
> netmask: 255.255.255.224
> gateway: a.b.c.86
> primary DNS: a.b.c.6
> Gatway and DNS are out of local network, so it do not work. But these
> parameters work with Windows very well! Why?
> Can I do anything to get these work with NetBSD?
Sounds like neither your ISP nor Windows understand netmasks very well..
You can probably just cheat and use a netmask of 255.255.255.192; that will
put your gateway and your IP in the same subnet. Having a reachable
gateway should solve your DNS problem.
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