On 03-Jun-97 "Amy (Cremer) Briggs" wrote:
>First of all if there is a better list to post this to please let me know.
>I've checked out Suns web site and didn't find any mention of a Solaris
>Does anyone know how can you trick a Solaris box into
>treating a class C address as a class B. For example we want to use
>2xx.xx.0.0 as a class B address. I've entered the class B subnetmask for
It is possible to turn a class C into a class B but you do it by
using non-standard subnet masking; you can't use the standard class B
There is a way to calculate the subnet mask based on the range
of IP's you will be using within the class C address when you break it up.
A book detailing the functionality of the IP stack should have in detail
how to do this.
>this network in the /etc/netmasks file which is how I thought you could do it
>but it isn't working for me. It still thinks its a class C address and won't
>route properly if I set up my routes using it as a class B address.
>Finding a way to make this work would save me hours of time because I
>have 5 full class B(Technically class C) networks to do this for and
>entering all the class C's within all 5 class B's would take me awhile as
>well as complicate my routing table.
>Thanks for any help or information you can give me.
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