Problem with networking?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Thu May 1 13:30:33 PDT 2003

gcn53 at wrote:
> Quoting Kliment Andreev <klimenta at>:
>>Send us :
>># ifconfig -a
>         inet netmask 0xffffffff broadcast
>         ether 00:03:47:e7:53:ff
>         media: Ethernet 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex>
>         status: active
> lp0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> faith0: flags=8002<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
> ppp0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> sl0: flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,LINK2,MULTICAST> mtu 552

That netmask looks pretty wrong.  Something like ffffff00 sounds more
reasonable, although I can't be sure whether that's right either.

I can think of a very limited number of cases where the primary IP on
an ethernet card should have the netmask you have.  Verify it.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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