Question about ifconfig output

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.
opikeAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Procastin8orCommented:
that is the broadcast address of that network.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_address
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
opikeAuthor Commented:
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.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.