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4answers
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What is the proper netmask for an alias IP address?

I did a lot of searching, but there seems to be conflicting info on what the proper netmask for an aliased IP address should be. Some of the conflicting info seems to be FreeBSD-specific. I'm looking ...
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3answers
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What's the formal definition of the magic number of a network? [closed]

I know what the magic number of a network is. I know how to compute it - 2 ^ ((32 - n) % 8). I know what it's used for and how to use it. I don't how how to define it formally. In a recent interview ...
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3answers
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Changing netmask from /24 to /16 on a Windows 2003 domain

I have a Windows 2003 domain using 192.168.0.0/24 with all static addresses (no dhcp). I want to move to 192.168.0.0/16 because we need more addresses. I understand that we need to change netmask ...
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Hazards of increasing network size by changing the netmask

We are running a small network with address range 192.168.0.0/24. So we only have 254 IPs available. We want to increase this range slightly, to allow more hosts in the network. So if I change the ...
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2answers
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Subnet Mask problem

I'm studying for a test and found myself in a "dead end" with a question about netmasks. The question is: Based on the next figure, once both sub-nets are configured, it's observed that hosts in a ...
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1answer
651 views

Same netmask or /32 for secondary IP on Linux

There appear to be (at least) two ways to add a secondary IP address to an interface on Linux. By secondary, I mean that it'll accept traffic to the IP address, and responses to connections made to ...
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What netmask should be used on an aliased address in same subnet as the primary IP?

I have an interface with an IP in a class B subnet. I want to add another IP in the came class B as an alias on the same interface. What netmask should I use? Some people say to use 255.255.255.255, ...