Cannot connect to Class C broadcast addresses in a Class A network
Today a customer reported a really strange issue.
His helpdesk guys showed him a screenshot of a pcA Quick Connect window which displays some clients from a class C network. The strange thing about that is that they dont't have a class C network.
They use 10.0.0.0 addresses and a 255.255.248.0 subnet mask.
So there is a range 10.49.88.1 - 10.49.95.254 with 10.49.88.0 as network address and 10.49.95.255 as broadcast address.
One client has got the address 10.49.90.255 from DHCP. When the helpdesk guy tried to connect to that client the address has been recognised as class C broadcast address and therefore a selection of all active hosts in that class C range is displayed. The same happens even if you try to connect to the actual broadcast address.
So doesn't pcAnywhere respect subnet masks!?
I look forward to your replies.