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Date:      Sat, 14 Sep 1996 19:49:48 -0500
From:      rkw@dataplex.net (Richard Wackerbarth)
To:        Neil Carl Jensen <njensen@chili.habaneros.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: netstat question
Message-ID:  <v02140b05ae6102012e4c@[208.2.87.4]>

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>Doing a 'netstat -rn' produces a routing table (as expected!). The only
>thing I don't understand are the numbers added on to the Destination IP
>numbers, i.e. 207.34.140.100/32. What is the '/32' for?

It is a count of the number of one bits in the netmask.

The /32 is shorthand for a netmask of 255.255.255.255.
/24 would be the standard class c mask of 255.255.255.0

What with subnetting, it is not only shorter, but IHMO easier to read.





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