>From: "Kurt Buff (Volt Comp)" <a-kurtb @
>Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 22:00:01 -0800
>Subject: RE: Bastion netmask query
>It seems to me that someone with half a brain (not me, I only have 1/4)
>could write a simple program (PERL, VB, ??) that would take some input
>(number of nodes, number of segments, network address(es), etc.) and output
>some reasonable netmasking and segmenting suggestions, including
>forbidden/unwise host addresses (due to broadcast address conflicts, etc.).
>Does anyone know of such a beastie? Or would this really be such a hard
>thing to write?
No, and someone did. It is called RFC 1878:
T. Pummill, B. Manning, "Variable Length Subnet Table For IPv4", 12/26/1995.
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