I asked a question, and I didn't get an answer, so I put up a bounty. The best answer I got in response was actually written in a comment. A little later, someone else wrote a good answer as an answer. It was more complex than the comment answer and contained unnecessary parts, but still must have taken some work. I appreciate the effort, but it wasn't the best answer.
How should I handle the situation? I'm going to lose the rep points anyhow, so I might as well give them to someone. What is the right thing to do?
Here's the question in question: Java & Windows 7: Reliably getting IPv4 netmask?