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subnet address with mask inconsistent

When using the config maker software to setup my routers the ip address and subnet we are currently using error with subnet is inconsistent with mask. I was able to manualy set the ip address to this through the console. The problem I have is that I can ping workstations from the network to the network with out a problem but I cant ping workstations from the network to the network.

the show ip route command lists routes

the trace command shows the hop to the router

if I telnet into the router I can issue ping comands to the workstations on its network and get responses.

Is it possible the router is discarding the packets do to the ip address being inconsistent and is there some logging that will show this?


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Re: subnet address with mask inconsisten

hi darin,

is it possible to provide me your configurations ? you can send it

to my mailaddress. after analysing we can discuss it on the forum.




Re: subnet address with mask inconsisten

Without knowing your exact configuration or intent, on the surface, it looks like you are doing a very bad thing.

By using as an address, you are encroaching on potentially thousands of valid "owned" IP addresses.

If you'd like to use the 192.168.X.0 IP schema (X=0-254), you'd be well within specification for this address range. If 254 subnets are not enough, then you could use the class B Version; 172.(16 -> 31).0.0 or the Class A version;

By using the /24 address, you are summarizing more than 65,000 subnets, most of which do not fall into the RFC private IP address range.

Perhaps you can post your intent and your topology and get additional guidance.


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Re: subnet address with mask inconsisten

Do you have the commands "ip subnet-zero" and "ip classless" in there?