network/IP notation question ##.##.##.##/??

Vince jhary at
Fri Apr 20 11:47:13 UTC 2007

Jim Stapleton wrote:
> I am looking at something that has the following line as a demo:
> set iface route
> what does the "/24" mean?
Its the number of bits in the netmask. This is known as CIDR notation,
In this case it translates to


> Thanks,
> -Jim Stapleton
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