Re: ifconfig network resolution (Re: pointers to material for using netbook's wireless as access point)
- Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:57:37 +0100
- From: Joe <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: ifconfig network resolution (Re: pointers to material for using netbook's wireless as access point)
On Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:57:47 +0900
Joel Rees <joel.rees@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Experimenting from the command line, I find myself puzzled about the
> arguments for ifconfig.
> Reading the manual, it would appear that the arguments for ifconfig
> should be something like this:
> ifconfig eth0 netmask 255.255.255.224 netmask 255.255.255.224
> broadcast 10.19.23.223 10.19.23.94
> But the command returns with
> SIOCSIFNETMASK: Can't allocate this address.
> SIOCSIFBRDADDR: Can't allocate this address.
> If I repeat the command, it gives no errors, but the netmask and
> broadcast address end up full class A (255.0.0.0 and 10.255.255.255).
> Anyone have an idea what's happening?
Could you humour me for a moment, and try the exercise with one of the
192.168... networks, with the same sized subnet?
I've seen this kind of behaviour a very long time ago, and I can't
really believe it is still happening, but...