Can't see network neighbourhood

Bill Moran wmoran at
Tue Oct 30 07:22:03 GMT 2001

lukekendall at wrote:
> On 30 Oct, To: Samba wrote:
> >  BTW, in smb.conf I've set remote announce = rather than
> >  ..255 because the firewall says that the subnet mask is is not within the mask, you would want to
Then again ... I'm not sure if that's right either, you may want to use
.255 anyway, but I'm sure that .127 isn't right.
On my some of my FreeBSD machines, I have a subnet mask the same as yours.
When I ifconfig with that subnet mask, it automagically calculates the
broadcast address, which is still .255.  So my gut instinct (considering
the BSD TCP/IP stack is generally considered the reference implementation)
is to tell you to use .255.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology

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