subenet-mask option in DHCPACK for DHCPINFORM

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Tue Jul 24 21:33:19 UTC 2007

DHCPINFORM excepted, you really can't configure an IP address on the
Internet without receiving a subnet mask.

Class based networking is dead.

So it's a bug, somewhere, if we ever allocate an address without
giving a subnet mask.

We already have a means to over-ride the client's PRL in config
language.  For a long time now.

I just don't see the use of requiring everyone to type the same thing
into their configs, probably after they stumble into it.

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David W. Hankins	"If you don't do it right the first time,
Software Engineer		     you'll just have to do it again."
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.		-- Jack T. Hankins

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