At 11:00 AM 9/15/95 -0700, Dean Waters wrote:
>I don't know if this is the proper place for this but I will give it a try.
>I am setting up a Livingston Firewall router and want to use only a small
>portion of one of our subnets for the unprotected host/hosts. It has been
>suggested that I use a 5-bit subnet for this. Is this feasible? If so does
>that mean I would use 1-32 for hosts on that subnet? Then what subnet mask
>would I use.
You should have no problem with this. A 5 bit subnet mask for a class C
network would be 255.255.255.248. This will yield 32 network address with 6
hosts per address (will some one check my math :) ) Tablized this would
Network Host Broadcast
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
254.254.254.0 254.254.254.1 - 6 254.254.254.7
254.254.254.8 254.254.254.9 - 14 254.254.254.15
254.254.254.16 254.254.254.17 - 22 254.254.254.23
.... You get the picture.
This subnet mask (255.255.255.248) looks like this:
Where 29 bits are used for the network and 3 bits are used for the host.
S. Lane Pierce