ro add 44.136.0/24 problem.
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- Subject: ro add 44.136.0/24 problem.
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Warner)
- Date: Tue, 21 Jan 92 16:10:10 CST
> It looks like there may be a problem in the "route" or "rip" code.
> If you do the following add
> route add 44.136.0/24 ax0
> RIP broadcasts it as "44.136/16". As 44.136.0/24 is the class c
> net for the Australian Capital Territory region and 44.136/16 is
> the class b net for Australia we would tend to end up with rather
> a lot of unwanted frames. :-(
> Anyone seen it before?
I always thought this was a problem with the concept of RIP, it
doesn't transmit the applicable subnet mask along with the subnet.
The router hearing the rip broadcast works out the correct subnet
heuristicly (sp?).. I think other routing protocols try and address
email@example.com Andy Warner, Cray Research, Inc. (612) 683-5835