Reading throught web, I often find recommendations that a subnet should not have many hosts, usually recommended number is 254, but without any explanation why.
I wanted to have multiple networks in class A address range (
10.*.*.*), one for example would be video network
10.10.0.0 with subnet
255.255.0.0 where i could do like that:
10.10.0.*- some IP videocameras location X
10.10.1.*- some IP videocameras location Y
10.10.2.*- some IP videocameras location Z
Could anyone please explain me if having few hosts in a big network is likely to be a problem or not? If no then why those recommendations about 254 host subnets? Mabybe those are just old recommendations.