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Re: The Mathematical Reality of IP Addressin in IPv4...

  • From: Craig A. Haney
  • Date: Wed Aug 25 21:27:13 1999

At 16:22 -0700 1999/08/25, Mike Bird wrote:

By distinguishing apparently identical IP addresses by using different
subnet masks one can increase the number of IP addresses distinguishable by
a 32-bit number to greater than 2^32.
yeah, then you'll need a minor adjustment to the routing table size when
corporations and providers want to change networks or multihome.

Except for the problem that you need 32 extra bits to carry a mask or 5
extra bits to carry the masklen.
nice try, next topic please.