[arch-projects] [PATCH] [initscripts] network: Add missing broadcast address

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Jun 9 16:48:58 EDT 2011

Am 09.06.2011 18:58, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Correct. We can still optionally configure it, but the default should be
>> what I do in my patch. We could combine Eric's and my patch.
> By Eric, do you mean Gerardo? Anyone want to resubmit a combination?

Yes, Gerardo, of course. I somehow confused the submitter.

>> Right now, netcfg doesn't have a way to configure the broadcast either,
>> and just computes it automatically.
>> Do you have a use case where the broadcast is not the last address in
>> the subnet? I haven't seen this.
> I'll let Dave asses whether or not this (setting a non-standard
> broadcast) is something we actually want to support

We should add an analogous patch to netcfg, so we ensure netcfg doesn't
have less features than initscripts (right now, netcfg always uses
'broadcast +').

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