[plug] Subnet block correct netmask

Garth Atkinson garth at cclinic.com.au
Mon Feb 14 19:02:00 WST 2000

Matt Kemner wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Garth Atkinson wrote:
> > A ISP has assigned a TCP/IP subnet of X.X.X.X/30 to my client. Does
> > this mean that the subnet can accomodate two hosts and that the network
> > mask should be ?
> Yes, but how is this assigned? Is this subnet in addition to the (static?)
> IP that gets assigned when they dial in? or is it the subnet that contains
> the static IP and the gateway on the ISP's end?
> If the former then you should be able to run that subnet over your
> ethernet (for example) and have the gateway host and one additional host
> visible to the 'net.
>  - Matt
Thanks to all that replied. In my clients case, the router's ip is
assigned seperately from the subnet block.


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