.255 addresses still not usable after all these years?

David Coulson david at davidcoulson.net
Fri Jun 13 22:50:27 CDT 2008


Ian Henderson wrote:
> - Using a .255 loopback on a Cisco 6500 SNMP requests would return from the closest interface IP address. Combined with a specific version of SNMP libraries (which I can't recall right now), this caused queries to fail
I had a weird Cisco problem on 12.2S where it would refuse to establish 
a BGP peering to a loopback with a .0 IP address. I moved it to 
something else and it worked fine. I gave up trying to figure it out.

David




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