Subject: Re: IP and netmask problem
To: =?iso-8859-2?Q?Tomasz_Barczy=F1ski?= <>
From: Bryan P <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/17/2003 14:31:37
On the distinguished day of Jan 17, Tomasz Barczyński wrote:

> Hi,
> 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:
> 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; 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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