Netmask issue

Antonio Guerrieri antonio.guerrieri at
Thu Oct 1 15:16:03 UTC 2009

Hi all,
I have a dhcp3 server running on debian lenny hosted as virtual  
machine on a xen server.

I am testing a new wireless system and I configured the dhcp in this  

subnet netmask {
     option broadcast-address;
     option routers;

Well, mac and windows clients receive all as netmask and  
they "mysteriously" work "perfectly".

Some linux client (slackware) refuse, correctly, such netmask.

Sniffing packets revealed that clients receive

I suspect that there is something related to virtual machine (the  
physical server uses a different private IP from a C class).

Any idea?



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