On Aug 7, 2007, at 3:13 PM, Adam J Richardson wrote:
Modulok wrote:
  0&0xc0a80132       link#1             UCS         0        0   bge0
1. The first entry, it's not IPv4, IPv6 or a MAC address that I've
ever seen, what format is it?

Hi Modulok,

It's possible to represent IPv4 addresses as a single number. I don't recall the algorithm for converting that four byte dot- delimited group into an integer, though, so I can't tell you what number it is. Perhaps you can Google the algorithm and do the math to figure out what it is.

aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd => 0xAABBCCDD, where AA = hex(aaa), BB = hex(bbb), etc.
In particular, 0xc0a80132 is the hex equivalent of

An IP address + netmask can normally be represented in the routing table via the slash notation-- say meaning a (or 0xffffff00) netmask. Non-contiguous netmasks are represented by "address & netmask", but since no normal network ever uses such a netmask, they almost always represent a misconfiguration-- someone confused the arguments such that the route command interpreted the gateway IP as a netmask instead.


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