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Re: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19

To: Wietse Venema <wietse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
From: Matti Aarnio <matti.aarnio@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 17:02:41 +0300
Cc: linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20010910135230.EA1BFBC06C@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; from wietse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 09:52:30AM -0400
References: <20010910145325.X26627@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20010910135230.EA1BFBC06C@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 09:52:30AM -0400, Wietse Venema wrote:
> Other vendors with SIOCGIFNETMASK in 10-year old releases: DEC, HP, IBM.
... 
> The poster was referring to systems that he has personal experience
> with.  Not everyone is a dinosaur like I am.

  Just in between us MTA writing dinosaurs, could you care to explain why
  Postfix needs to know the netmask associated with each IP address ?

  Knowledge about IP addresses I do - sort of - understand, but why
  netmask ?

>       Wietse

/Matti Aarnio

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