On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 05:17:17PM +0000, Mark wrote:
> From: "Joseph Noonan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

> > The above was the ifconfig when I had the problem.  Notice the
> > broadcast addresses.  The commands that brought up the interface
> > at boot are:
> >
> > /sbin/ifconfig xl0 192.246.38.10 netmask 255.255.255.0
> > /sbin/ifconfig xl0 alias 208.23.240.10 netmask 255.255.255.0
> 
> 
> Hmm, I thought aliases always needed to have netmask of 255.255.255.255. Has
> something changed?

Nope.  You only use a netmask of 255.255.255.255 when the alias
address is the second or subsequent address from a given network.
If the alias address is the first one from a distinct network, it
should have the regular netmask.

        Cheers,

        Matthew

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