Secure Digital Life #28
Recorded August 15, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
Adventures in Subnetting
Adventures in Subnetting, part Deux
Network Address -- The first address in a segment Broadcast Address -- the Last address in a segment CIDR == reference to /n where N is the number of bits in the network portion of the address viz. /24 for 255.255.255.0
172.16.10.0/24 -- the network is 172.16.10.0 and the broadcast is 172.16.10.255
Remember, when bits in the Subnet Mask are ON, they assign that bit in the ip address to the network, when bits in the Subnet mask are off, they assign the corresponding bit in the ip address to the host.
The Idea of VLS (variable length subnets)
But, subnets don't have to be just /8 /16 and /24. They can really be any combination of bits on and off.
VLS means you have a massive amount of flexibility about how your network is designed
The danger of doing this, is complexity. A LOT of people don't understand this very well.
172.16.10.0 /25 !! 1111 1111.1111 1111.1111 1111.1000 0000
Basically if it's 0 - 127 it's one network 0, broadcast 172.16.10.127 or 128-255 where the network is 128 and the broadcast is 255
That's a legit mask but now to compute network and broadcast is a whole different thing.
Do some examples on the tablet and show Russ' spreadsheet.
Examples of Cisco CCNA problems
You need to design a network which has 10 networks and 30 hosts per network maximize the number of hosts for 172.16.10.0
Are 172.16.10.5/29 and 172.16.10.200/29 in the same network segment?
//Thanks Travis Could you have a subnet mask like 1010 1010? Yep, but you better not.