> I don't know if this is the proper place for this but I will give it a try.
No, but what the hell. :-)
> 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.
A 5 bit mask (255.255.255.248 with a classful 'c' network address) would
yield 30 useable subnets with 6 useable hosts on each subnet. Unless
you decide to use IP subnet 0, then the first subnet would remain
'reserved' and the first useable host address would be .9.
Paul Ferguson Dulcius Ex Asperis
US Sprint tel: 703.689.6828
Managed Network Engineering internet: paul @
Reston, Virginia USA http://www.sprintmrn.com