Adding an IP with subnet mask 255.255.255.255 on Windows 2003
Posted on 2006-11-03
I would like to add a second IP to a Windows 2003 server, this IP is directly routed by the router to the first IP of the server and should use a /32 mask (255.255.255.255), my problem is that the Network configuration dialog only allow a minimum netmask of /30 (255.255.255.252)...
When i try to set the netmask to 255.255.255.255, windows answer the following :
The combination of IP address and subnet mask is invalid. All of the bits in the host address portion of the IP address are set to 1. Please enter a valid combination of IP address and subnet mask.
primary IP : 192.168.1.1 , subnet mask 255.255.255.0 , gateway 192.168.1.254
secondary IP : 192.168.2.1 , subnet mask 255.255.255.255
On the gateway, 192.168.2.1/32 would be routed to 192.168.1.1 (and 192.168.2.2/32 to another server on another subnet,...).
Any help would be appreciated.