svn commit: r344040 - stable/11/sbin/route

Enji Cooper ngie at
Tue Feb 12 03:13:11 UTC 2019

Author: ngie
Date: Tue Feb 12 03:13:10 2019
New Revision: 344040

  MFC r342904:
  route(8): clarify -prefixlen description
  Try to reword -prefixlen section to more clearly and accurately describe how
  the -prefixlen modifier works.
  While here, fix a word that igor considered a typo: aggregatable addresses is a
  valid technical term per RFC-2374, however, it was superseded by the term
  "aggregator" in RFC-3587.
  Approved by:	jtl (mentor)
  Differential Revision:

Directory Properties:
  stable/11/   (props changed)

Modified: stable/11/sbin/route/route.8
--- stable/11/sbin/route/route.8	Tue Feb 12 03:12:19 2019	(r344039)
+++ stable/11/sbin/route/route.8	Tue Feb 12 03:13:10 2019	(r344040)
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@
 .\"     @(#)route.8	8.3 (Berkeley) 3/19/94
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd November 11, 2014
+.Dd January 9, 2019
 .Dt ROUTE 8
@@ -290,14 +290,14 @@ is available instead of the
 qualifier because non-continuous masks are not allowed in IPv6.
 For example,
 .Fl prefixlen Li 32
-specifies network mask of
+specifies that a network mask of
 .Li ffff:ffff:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000
-to be used.
-The default value of prefixlen is 64 to get along with
-the aggregatable address.
-But 0 is assumed if
+will be used.
+The default prefixlen is 64.
+However, it is assumed to be 0 if
 .Cm default
-is specified.
+is specified for
+.Ar destination .
 Note that the qualifier works only for
 address family.

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