Don't matter what OS you use.. You aren't supposed to use your broadcast
subnets.. (the first and last ones).. Although some routers and do allow
you to use subnet 0 (the first one), although it is recommended against,
even in the RFC..
>From: M. Asim Rasheed [SMTP:mail!asim @
>Sent: Friday, February 06, 1998 3:19 PM
>To: Scott Robert Lenz
>Cc: 'firewalls @
>Subject: Re: FW: LINUX FIREWALLS
>Unlike, M$ restricted routing capabilities, a Linux box can be used for
>any viable subnet configuration that you can think of. I remember
>this thing in one of M$ study materials that they donot recommend the
>of the first and the last subnet of an IP address pool.
>No such thing in Linux.