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In a network connection,the network has 60 people connected,when he assigns an ip to 61th person,it doesnt get assigned. Even in a CLASS C server,255 should be the minimum range of ip's assigned,any idea why is that happening?

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There are no more network classes, this is an antiquated term. You are referring to a /24 subnet. –  MDMarra Aug 21 '10 at 19:27
    
What is the new standard ? –  Fahad Uddin Aug 21 '10 at 20:13
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@MarkM - thanks for pointing that out. I litereally screamed inside my head and saw red when I saw ANOTHER class based question. –  Mark Henderson Aug 21 '10 at 21:48
    
@Farseeker: I thought of you :) –  squillman Aug 21 '10 at 22:53

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This seems like the DHCP server is only configured for 60 addresses. You would have to reconfigure it to make more addresses available.

But I get the feeling I am doing your homework for you, right?

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My friend runs a network and he told me that he has this problem so i discussed. –  Fahad Uddin Aug 21 '10 at 20:12

Sven is right, however you did not indicate whether the DHCP server was Unix or Windows or "other" - How you have your network Class C laid out eg: 1-10 reserved 11-20 network devices, 21-40 printers 41-100 DHCP 101 - 255 VPN Tunnels and static devices...

With a DHCP server, unless you have a very tiny infrastructure, you would not let DHCP have 1-255. Is this a test? ;^)

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Please do not call a /24 a Class C. There haven't been network classes for many years. –  MDMarra Aug 21 '10 at 21:57
    
"Old timer" habit, Mark. I been in the biz since the 80's - running multi-user Xenix BBS's in Silicon Valley before the internet was opened up for private use. /24 = Class C - I stand corrected.. I trust you had little else you found repugnant with my response? ;^) –  user51849 Aug 22 '10 at 17:58

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