RE: netmask for tunnel|
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 00:32:23 +0100|
CIPE is a point-to-point network connection, and as such, has a netmask of
255.255.255.255 (/32). Although you can conceptually consider it a
255.255.255.252 (/30) or even 255.255.255.254 (/31) network, it really isn't
-- It is simply two IP addresses. You can make the IP addresses be from
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Les Mikesell [SMTP:les,AT,futuresource,DOT,com
> Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 10:33 AM
> To: Karl Kleinpaste; cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de
> Subject: RE: netmask for tunnel
> Let me clarify a bit: everything works fine as far as
> routing and normal operations go. I'm just trying to
> get one of those 'visual' network management programs
> to display a map with traffic statistics from the snmp
> variables. This program (http://www.intermapper.com)
> understands that addresses that fit in the netmask are
> on the same network and will connect up the lines
> automatically. I've arranged my ptp addresses so
> that both ends are in the same network as you would
> for a serial link between routers even though you are
> correct that it isn't really necessary. I think that
> simply doing 'ifconfig cipcbn netmask 255.255.255.252'
> will make everything understand that the CIPE endpoints
> are a 4-host (2 usable) subnet instead of separate
> host addresses, but was hoping that someone else had
> done this before.
> Les Mikesell
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