Routing to internet addresses ending with 255

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Fri May 16 10:55:46 UTC 2008

>> I have two home servers, on different locations, on two ADSL lines using
>> dynamic DNS. One is running Debian, the other FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE.
>> I usually ssh from one to the other. Today, the debian server had a
>> public (internet) IP ending in 255. The FreeBSD 7.0 system refused to
>> communicate with it. Another 6.3 system had no problem. The 6.3 and 7.0

doesn't your 7.0 system has same first 3 bytes of IP, and badly set 
netmask to /24 instead of narrower?

i don't think it's freebsd version dependent, unless developers made a 

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