Re: how is it possible to assign ip ending in 255 ?
On Mon June 16 2008 02:38:03 Jabka Atu wrote:
> since ip 255 is for broadcasting how is it that even go tru routers ?
You wouldn't want to create a /32 route to a .255 that you were also using
as a broadcast address.
In the old days most of the .255's in class A's and class B's were
theoretically usable. However we usually didn't bother because
there were so many IP addresses to play with.
Nowadays one can simply create a /32 route direct to a .255. Round here
such routes are usually created by the combination of creating a /32
secondary address on a system and then announcing it via OSPF (quagga).