From: Holger Petersen (hp_at_kbbs.org)
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 13:30:49 +0000 (UTC)
"Wolf" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>You have not been doing your homework. Have you actually tried to get 253
>netmask using "the bits?" You can't get there.
>CIDR Prefix from left to right.
1) => Classless Inter-Domain Routing
It's not primary about 'continuos Bits'
2) Of course you asume _continuos_ bits when using "/prefix"-Notation...
>Discontiguous networks are ugly
> and a sign you did not do your work right.
>That can not be fixed with a netmask real or imaginary. It will require a
>router and a protocol that understands classless routing-that leaves RIPv1
>and IGRP off the list.
Nobody said that 'discontinous Maks' are fun :-)
But nobody _proofed_ that they are *formally* *forbidden*
If you seek for "netmask 255.255.0.255" in groups.google.de, you'll
get a lot ( fourteen :-) of answers.
One of them states, that "an old AIX" might use them.
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