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Old 02-27-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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samba hosts allow IP address ending in .255


Reviewing some Samba servers, in the hosts allow string, one of the IP addresses ends in .255. Does that mean it allows every IP on that network because it ends in .255?
 
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255 is a broadcast address by convention, not necessity. Most likely the subnet is larger than a class C.
 
Old 02-27-2014, 04:38 PM   #3
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For example, let's say the IP I'm seeing in there is 1.2.3.255. Does that mean anyone with an IP of 1.2.3.x would have access then?
 
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http://cisconet.com/tcpip/tcpip-gene...-0-or-255.html
 
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So if I'm reading that right, it could be but isn't necessarily a single machine?
 
  


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