PREFIX in sample ifconfig.eth0/ipv4 file

Jeremy Herbison herbie at autobotcity.net
Thu Aug 5 14:11:11 PDT 2004


> Failing that, best (short) description I can think of is as follows:
> 
> The variable:
> PREFIX=24
> Indicates the size of your subnet mask in bitform. A 24-bit subnet mask
> is the most common on internal networks hosting 255 or fewer machines.
> It is normally written as 255.255.255.0, indicating that the first 24
> bits of a 32-bit IP address identify the subnet, leaving only the last
> octet (8 bits) to describe local machine addresses.
> 
> Jeremy
> 

And maybe a link to http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/subnet_mask.html would
be in order as well.





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