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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Clarify description of CIDR-address

From: "Florian G(dot) Pflug" <fgp(at)phlo(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Clarify description of CIDR-address
Date: 2006-11-18 02:51:56
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Tom Lane wrote:
> "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
>> Tom Lane wrote:
>>> Clarify description of CIDR-address column of pg_hba.conf, to discourage
>>> people from trying notations like '10.6/16', which is accepted but does
>>> not mean what you probably think.  Per example from Paul Forgey.
> 
>> Isn't the real problem here that 10.6 doesn't mean what you probably think?
I'm curious now - what _does_ 10.6/16 mean? I can't imagine any sensible
meaning apart from 10.6.0.0/16...

Please enlighten me.

greetings, Florian Pflug

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