System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

netmasks NIS+ Table

The netmasks table contains the network masks used to implement standard Internet subnetting. The table has three columns.

Table 23–10 netmasks Table




The IP number of the network 


The network mask to use on the network 


An optional comment about the entry 

For network numbers, you can use the conventional IP dot notation used by machine addresses, but leave zeros in place of the machine addresses. For example, this entry

means that class B network should have 24 bits in its subnet field, and 8 bits in its host field.