SUMMARY: ifconfig broadcast

From: Bill Campillo (
Date: Thu May 04 1995 - 16:23:54 CDT

Thanks for the responses!

On SunOS 4 ifconfig is done in /etc/rc.local; on SunOS 5 it is done
in /etc/init.d/inetsvc.

The lines, by default, are, respectively:
ifconfig -a netmask + broadcast + > /dev/null
/usr/sbin/ifconfig -au netmask + broadcast +

As I said in my original post, netmasks can be set in either case in

Normally, broadcast is set by automatic calculation based on the netmask.
For default netmask, broadcast is for 4, and
for 5.

Thanks especially to Vippin, Tim, Gene, Steve and Patrick

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