PREFIX in sample ifconfig.eth0/ipv4 file

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

> Failing that, best (short) description I can think of is as follows:
> The variable:
> 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, 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 would
be in order as well.

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