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Networking 101: Understanding IP Addresses

Jul 25, 2008, 05:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

"IP addresses are just 32-bit binary numbers, but they're important binary numbers: you need to how to work with them. When working with subnet masks, new network administrators generally get confused with the ones they haven't memorized. All the subnet mask amounts to is moving the boundary between the part of the address that represents a "network" and the part that represents a "host." Once you're comfortable with this method of thinking about IP addresses and masks, you've mastered IP addressing."

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