I have worked with Suse since version 7. I have just downloaded opensuse 11.1 and am trying to set up the network. I am putting in an IP adddress of 10.30.30.23 and a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0, with a gateway of 10.30.30.1. However the network does not work. Pings give host unreachable messages. The problem is, whenever I go back into the network settings, the subnet mask I entered has been replaced with /16. If I enter a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, next time in it displays as /24. (I can see a pattern here!) So no wonder is doesnt work.
Am I doing something wrong? Or is this a problem in 11.1?
Yast can, and in 11 does, show the /16 or /24 notation at times and that
is fine. SLED and SLES 11 also do this and it’s fine. What is weird,
though, is that you had /16 in the first place. I’d be highly suspicious
of any network where the subnet mask was that high for end users. Maybe
it’s your own internal network and you only have a couple boxes on it but
that still seems a bit excessive. It may be that your home router/modem
doesn’t particularly care for that setting, especially if it is using one
of the 10-net addresses already on its other interface.
> Thanks for the reply. Yes, when I go to edit the configuration in Yast,
> it pulls /16 into the subnet mask field.
> However, thankfully I have now managed to get the network working, so
> this was just a red herring. Still confusing though!
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