DHCP Server netmask. How to define?

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DHCP Server netmask. How to define?

L3 Networker

Working with the built-in DHCP server on a PA200. Running PanOS 5.0.4

Eth1/3 has the address of

I have devices with static IPS in the range.

I'd like to have the clients in the range so I'll need the netmask to be, however, there's no way to set that (that I can see) on the PAN.

Setting the DHCP range to results in a netmask of on the client. This breaks all connectivity as the gateway is still

I've tried setting the range to (forcing the netmask to be different for it to work) and still the client gets a netmask.

I looked at the CLI manual and can't find any useful information there.

Does DCHP only hand out a netmask of no matter what?


Changing the IP structure all around seemed to have resolved it.



Reserved address of

Client got with a netmask of

It would appear that the DHCP settings were 'stuck' and changing everything around completely fixed it.

Go look at your config audits and compare the versions! I wonder if the way that PA tries to "overlay" diffs was flaking out in this case.

A "full commit" might have fixed it too. Hm.

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