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 broadcast address
Author: ken easson 
Date:   19-10-02 07:32

After banging my head against a rock, and many many hours of debugging, i finally found some tiny thing on some backwater web page that talked about broadcast address.

my internal nic was set as follows:
inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.1

this did not work for the (now obvious) reason that nothing at 192.168.0.2/254 was being broadcast!

when i changed the broadcast address and netmask to:
inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 0xffff0000 broadcast 192.168.0.255

sudenly the lights all came on and everything works!!

just thought i'd forward that if anyone else who is stuck there, and to make all nat doc's more complete - i'd have liked to see that about 6 hours earlier!

ken

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 Re: broadcast address
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   21-10-02 17:00

Normally one does not have to explicitly set the broadcast address.

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