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[Bug 1965942] Re: Netmask should be replaced by Prefix?


Thanks for your report.

Indeed it looks like it should be changed either on net-fixed-ip-
address.page or Settings.

The page is an upstream GNOME Help one. It would be great if you could
call upstream's attention to the inconsistency by submitting an issue:


If you do, please post the URL to the upstream issue in a comment here.

** Package changed: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) => gnome-user-docs (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: gnome-user-docs (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: gnome-user-docs (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  Netmask should be replaced by Prefix?

Status in gnome-user-docs package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I am using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

  The page on this subject "Create a connection with a fixed IP address"
  for 20.04 mentions in para 5. "Type in the IP Address and Gateway, as
  well as the appropriate Netmask." I wanted to do this so that I can
  provide a fixed IPv6 address for one of my computers.

  The link to the documentation page is


  Netmask, which is not shown on the relevant part of the Ubuntu 20.04
  Settings page, but there is a box headed "Prefix". Should this replace
  the reference to Netmask?

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