At 11:33 AM 10/1/96 -0400, long-morrow @
>Yes. We use a subnet with all zeros (184.108.40.206, where our subnet mask
>is 255.255.255.0) for legacy reasons.
>Whenever we bring up a new CISCO router on the 128.36.0 subnet we run the
>router through the EZ config with a terminal --- and then after it refuses
>to talk to the zero subnet we enter the advanced configuration command
>'service subnet-zero' or 'ip subnet-zero' (depending on the CISCO IOS
It also depends on the routing protocol; classful routing protocols
cannot distinguish IP subnet 0 from a network address.
Subnetting with a subnet address of zero generally is not allowed
with classful routing protocols because of the confusion inherent
in having a network and a subnet with indistinguishable addresses.
For example, if network 220.127.116.11 is subnetted as 255.255.255.0,
subnet zero would be written as 18.104.22.168 -- which is identical
to the network address.
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