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RE: What's the purpose of the NETWORK variable in network.conf ?
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Steen Jansdal
> Sent: Thu 1/29/2004 1:46 PM
> To: dev-etrax
> Subject: What's the purpose of the NETWORK variable in network.conf ?
> Why is it necessary to set this variable?
> Couldn't it be calculated from the IP and
> NETMASK variables?
You're absolutely right. With 2.0-based kernels it was necessary to explictily configure a route to the connected network and the NETWORK variable was used to avoid having to calculate the network address from the IP and NETMASK variables.
In newer version of our init scripts it has been removed.
Expert Software Engineer
Axis Communications AB