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Running redhat enterprise linux 5.1. This is the output I get from issuing /sbin/ifconfig:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:29:83:CE:13  
          inet addr:192.168.122.168  Bcast:192.168.122.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fe83:ce13/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

Question: what is the Bcast ip and why is it different from the inet addr ip? On another linux machine I have, those 2 ip addresses are the same.
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that is the broadcast address of that network.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_address
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Ok... and it turns out that on the other machine the ip address was close but not exactly the same. I thought this might be related to another problem I was having but it's not.
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