CIDR previx log

openhab 2.5.11
ideas on why this is a problem? Why can’t i have a subnet mask of 255.255.254.0
2024-01-19 20:35:31.506 [INFO ] [.network.internal.utils.NetworkUtils] - CIDR prefix is smaller than /24 on interface with address 172.16.1.231/23, truncating to /24, some addresses might be lost