January 8, 2011

/etc/network/interfaces, 'broadcast'


What is the 'broadcast' under an interface (such as eth0)? The example config shows for broadcast. According to a not-as-straight-forward Google search, 'broadcast' is known as the Broadcast ID.

What is that? I have two external static IP addresses, and I was able to get all the information I needed (including for 'network'), except for 'broadcast' because the support tech. was not sure what "broadcast ID" is or was (and neither am I). What am I supposed to set it as? Is it a required line?

EDIT: Massive fail in another thread.

The broadcast is known, but the 'network' isn't. I am wanting to know what 'network' is, and what the value of it should be.

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