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Fixing a stubborn netmask setting
Authored by: MacMuse26 on Jun 04, '03 09:52:49PM

Most likely this is minor bug in the GUI where you set the mask.

Changing the last octect 'x.x.x.1' didn't actually result in a change behind the scenes. The code probably stopped processing when it reached the first zero in the last octet (see the binary explanation above).

By changing an earlier number in the mask (255 to 254) finally forced the entire field to be completely rewritten, and thereby fixed the problem.

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Fixing a stubborn netmask setting
Authored by: LouieNet on Jun 08, '03 03:17:39PM
I agree that it's likely a bug in the GUI. If I ever come across this again, I think I would have a look at the ifconfig -a output, and see if I can fix it there.

P.S. I'm a network engineer by trade, so imagine my surprise when I saw for a netmask.

G4 cube, 1152M RAM, OS X Server 10.2.6

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