I'm trying to configure the ip address, broadcast and subnet mask of a series of interfaces. However, I'd like to configure the IP Address independent of the broadcast address and vice versa. In other words, when I use the command
ifconfig eth5 192.168.10.101
The broadcast address is updated to 192.168.10.255. When I update the broadcast address the ip is also updated accordingly.
How can I change one without automatically modifying the other?
Additionally, I was wondering if the best way to make permanent changes to the IP Address, Broadcast, and so on is through editing the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts file on redhat linux. Thanks!