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Re: Subnetting 127.x?




The 127.x.x.x is reserved for loopback I think they might have meant
using the 172.16-172.32 subnets as they are reserved for local use
Linux will support this without a problem

On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 17:39, BUNTER MATTHEW wrote:
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> I thought that the whole 127 class A was reserved for the loopback and
> couldn't be used - IIRC.
> 
> Matt
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> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 16:55:18 -0800
> Subject: Subnetting 127.x?
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
>   I have some devices connected to 3 subnets.  2 are
> public, and 1 is used for management of these devices.
>  I want to prevent any packets from the public subnets
> being fowarded to the management subnet.  A couple of
> people suggest I subnet the 127.x address space to do
> this.  I tried it and got this error, "sendto: Invalid
> argument".
>   I suspect this is not supported by Linux and it's
> probably not even a legal used of the loopback
> addresses.  Does anyone know anything about this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Sherwin
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> Best Regards,
> Sherwin Lu
> 
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