Liam Bedford wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jun 2002 21:52:35 +0100
> Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net> blurted in message
>20020605215235.A20322 at Hobbiton.cod.ie:
>>>Um, so what's the netmask for a subnet of 192.168.0.8 broadcast
>>>> the netmask stays the same, no matter what the network is. So if it's a
> network of 8 hosts, it will be 256 - 8 = 248 = /29 as kirk mentioned.
>> the confusing one is when it's something like 172.16.0.0/12, which covers
> more than one number in the second position (I'm making no sense :)). It
> goes from 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255 (thanks Colm).
A summary of special addresses is:
lo = loopback
nr = non routable
mc = multicast
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