We had a similar issue with a DSL.
We got also a .255 IP and we were able to bring up connections and also vpn's from and
to the same AS, but we were unable to get any packet out of the backbone, also not with
Finally we have changed the ip to .254
Direkt: +41 (0)43 501 11 02
Tel: +41 (0)43 501 11 00
Fax:+41 (0)43 501 11 90
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Gesendet: Donnerstag, 31. März 2011 10:24
Betreff: Re: [swinog] Connectivity problems with .255 IP Adress
On Thursday 31 March 2011 09:44:27 Mike Kellenberger wrote:
One of our customers got a .255 IPv4 address assigned
by sunrise. I
know that this can be a valid host address with a netmask of /23 or
greater, but the strange thing is, that he can't reach any of our
2003 hosts with this IP. Windows Server 2008 Servers in the same
subnet are no problem...
Does anybody know of such a problem? Mr. Google couldn't give me any
satisfactory results... :-)
There is a old windows bug with .255, maybe it's still not solved.