Netmask issue

Ray Phillips r.phillips at
Fri Oct 9 06:38:36 UTC 2009

>What I do is to *never* use an "option subnet-mask" statement, and 
>just let the subnet statement handle it, *unless* you have a subnet 
>that needs a different mask, and then (and only then) I assign it 
>with "option subnet-mask".

What's an example of a situation where a client would need to be 
given a subnet mask different from the one specified on the subnet 

I wonder if the broadcast-address option has to be supplied, since it 
can be inferred from the subnet and netmask values?


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