Our hoster has assigned us multiple public IP addresses. They are individual non-contiguous addresses e.g. 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. According to them the correct subnet mask to use is 255.255.255.0.
I do not understand why that is. My understanding is that the subnet mask is supposed to designate which addresses are considered part of the local network. But these are individual public IP addresses. There is no local network or subnet associated with them.
In my opinion the mask should be 255.255.255.255. What difference does this make?