Router with 2 (or more) interfaces in same network

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at
Wed Nov 12 14:48:22 UTC 2003

> I think it will if you specify a netmask, otherwise it uses, wrongly in my
> view, an old style classless netmask based on the old class A B and C rules.

On a side issue then.. : 

Why do so many vendors automatically generate a classful netmask? Surely the
correct practice is to force the input of a mask as there is these days (cidr)  
no system to state what your netmask is.. even a /24 would be better than typing 
in and getting a /8 



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