PREFIX in sample ifconfig.eth0/ipv4 file
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Aug 5 19:04:15 PDT 2004
On Thu, 2004-08-05 at 18:09 -0700, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> I'm not opposed to this explanation (although I prefer Archaic's),
> except for one thing: we should _not_ perpetuate the "class C" concept.
> Classful routing is gone, dead, over, done with, pining for the fjords.
Thanks for pointing this out, I was unaware. I'd be surprised if I was
the only one, there's a lot of sources out there that still teach
> Anyone learning about these concepts today should not even be concerned
> with class-based routing at all, they should only learn CIDR, VLSM
> (variable length subnet mask) and the use of prefixes. None of those are
> topics for the LFS book, though, of course.
Here's an article I came across about it.
In any case the old "class C" mask is what is often being used which is
why the default of 24 is chosen ;) But you're right, it's wise to call
it the right thing.
I also liked Archaic's description, but I thought an explanation that
showed the binary would make it easy to grasp at once.
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