Subject: Re: Several problems with current
To: Gregory McGarry <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/21/1997 17:17:55
The format of ifconfig.* is slightly different to that of
hostname.*. You need to specify the line exactlyas you would
type to ifconfig, probably including the 'netmask' word.
-- "Its hard to say it... I hate to say it... but its probably me..." --
On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Gregory McGarry wrote:
> Jeff Senn wrote:
> > 4- I can't seem to sup from sup.netbsd.org:
> I turned a machine back on after a week and it no longer
> supped correctly. I finally tracked it down to an incorrect
> netmask (255.255.0.0). I wasn't explicitly specifying one.
> Maybe something changed in the sources?
> Now my /etc/ifconfig.le0 looks like:
> foo.bar.edu.au up netmask 255.255.255.0
> Kernel netmask defaults have been a particular problem for me.
> I still don't know why the kernel defaults to 255.255.0.0 during