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Re: Question about subnetting /24's

  • From: I Am Not An Isp
  • Date: Thu Mar 18 23:09:47 1999

At 08:42 PM 3/18/99 -0500, Scott Gifford wrote:

>I have a /24 network I want to subnet into two /25's.  For realism's
>sake, let's call the network
>   (mask
>So I have two 126-host networks, namely
>   (mask
> (mask
>The person with whom I was calmly discussing the matter said that this
>configuration didn't make any sense, because my first subnet had all
>zeroes in the last octet, so it was an all-zeroes subnet; and the
>second had all ones on the last octet, so it was an all-ones subnet.
>And that these subnets were reserved as the network subnet, and the
>broadcast subnet, much as all-zeroes and all-ones in the host portion
>indicate the network and broadcast addresses.

He is correct for "classful" networking.  If you run classless IP, his
comments are irrelevant.

>Both myself and the customer are using Bay Networks routers.

Ahhhhhh.  I see your problem. :p

>  If anybody else is interested in this, let me know, and I'll
>summarize direct responses to the list.

I'm afraid that most people here know better.  But thanx anyway.



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