Networking novice needs help

Edmund Craske edmund at
Sat Nov 30 23:22:29 GMT 2002

I'm sure any networks above 191.x.x.x can't be any larger than class C.
If it works for you, then so be it... But I'm sure my Windows machines
wouldn't let me set a netmask like that for a 192.168 address...

Edmund Craske

-----Original Message-----
From: freebsd-users-admin at
[mailto:freebsd-users-admin at] On Behalf Of Paul Civati
Sent: 30 November 2002 22:19
To: freebsd-users at
Subject: Re: Networking novice needs help 

"Kevin O Connor" <kevin at> wrote:

> > While I was there, I tried pinging out to, and
> is NOT a valid node address it belongs to the network.
> Have you
> assigned this address to one of your cards?

That almost caught me out too, it is valid on a /16 subnet, it wouldn't
be on a /24 though. is the network address on a /16.


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