SOLVED Cannot add address 192.168.1.0: it is the address of the network.

JIKOmetrix

Well-Known Member
Apr 3, 2007
183
34
178
I have an IP block of 192.168.1.0/26 on a server. I will be moving these IP to a new server soon.

When adding IP addresses to the new server, I get the following error.

Cannot add address 192.168.1.0: it is the address of the network.

Recall this being an issue when the IP block was first configured on on the old server.

I cannot figure out how we were able to get 192.168.1.0 as an IP on the new server.

I have changed the idenity of the IP addresses to protect their privacy.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

JIKOmetrix

Well-Known Member
Apr 3, 2007
183
34
178
If I edit file:

/etc/ips

by adding the following line, would that make it available as a configurable IP?

192.168.1.0:255.255.255.0:192.168.1.255
 

JIKOmetrix

Well-Known Member
Apr 3, 2007
183
34
178
I was able to edit the /etc/ips file and added 192.168.1.0:255.255.255.0:192.168.1.255 to the end of the file. I then rebooted and they are now available as IP alias.
 

cPRex

Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
12,481
1,966
363
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hey there! I'm glad you were able to find a workaround, but I believe that's the intended behavior. IPs ending in .0 or .255 aren't something that normally can be added for use on the internet. There's some good discussion on this here: