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Re: Combining 4 C-class networks: how?

On Mon, Jul 10, 2000 at 08:59:13AM +0200, Harald Thingelstad wrote:
> First:
> The 10.x.x.x network range is, due to standard ip ranges, class A.
> You have used a subnet mask to divide it into 2^16 sub-ip-ranges, using
> four of them.
> So a simple solution might be (i've not actually done this) to treat it
> like the class A network it actually is.
> This requires reconfiguration of the windows machines however. (Or
> multiple broadcast adresses, if possible.)

The real world hasn't used classful addressing for years.  Ever hear
of variable length subnetting?

Try a whois on net 24 sometime.

To "answer" the original question:  what happens if you use the IP
your sysadmin has assigned and set a default route pointing to the
gateway for that /24?

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