Network off a network, but not a subnet mask

Ioannis Vranos ivranos at
Sun Mar 30 20:01:31 UTC 2008

Stephen Constantinou wrote:
> Dear Nils and Andrew
> Thanks for the input
> I disabled the firewall on the XP machine and tried again. 
> Unfortunately I still could not connect to the XP machine from the 
> laptop.  From the laptop I tried to ping,, 
> but the host is always unreachable.
> The XP file system is shared and when I put the laptop on the first 
> network, the Smoothwall network, I can ping the XP machine, make a VNC 
> connection to the XP from the laptop, and see and write to the XP file 
> system.
> I cannot think of anything else to do.
> Any further help appreciated

The subnet mask should be

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