IP Address Assignments

February 9, 2010 at 16:55:38
Specs: Windows Vista
Based on Ethernet standards, approximately how many address would you need for 15,000 hosts? and why?

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February 9, 2010 at 17:08:19
I realize it may seem silly to you but I have read my book and cannot get my head around this whole idea. I understand that each ip address is made of the subnet address and host address. I also understand there are different classes. I also read something about ethernet only allowing 1024 hosts per network. so then would it just be 15,000 divided by 1024???? Please, I need a little something to get me headed in the right direction.

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February 9, 2010 at 17:23:31
Ah the confusion of information. That is a tricky question. What is the context of the question?

I believe the ethernet they were talking about was a protocol like tcp/ip. Tcp/ip is 32bit whereas ethernet was 48bit.

If you do a define: ethernet in google you get a lot of specific definitions. You just need to figure out the right context to the definitions.

As a suggestion perhaps you could figure out how many addresses you would need for 15,000 hosts by figuring out the class and subnet that supported that number of hosts.

But then again if just talking about ethernet your math would be correct.

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