subenet-mask option in DHCPACK for DHCPINFORM

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Tue Jul 24 21:54:35 UTC 2007

David W. Hankins wrote:

>Class based networking is dead.

You know it, I know it, anyone with even pretentions at calling 
themselves a network engineer knows it ...

... but that doesn't mean that there are stupid people out there 
still coding as if it wasn't.

For example, a BRAND NEW Netgear router with a firmware date of this 
year ... that won't accept an IP address ending in 0 or 255 as being 
a valid IP address. I jest not !

And if for some reason a device can't get an IP address from 'our' 
server then of course it's always 'our' server that's at fault :-( 
Especially if said item of c**p works with a certain popular and very 
broken server !

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