Please define

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Feb 19th, 2008

Please define the following commands for me and why they are used. I cannot find definitions for them anywhere, and I don't want to wait another week to ask my instructor:

* ip classless

* ip subnet-zero

* no ip domain-lookup

All of these commands are entered at the config prompt.

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lamav Tue, 02/19/2008 - 17:41

ip subnet zero enables the use of subnet zero for interface addresses and routing updates. Subnetting with a subnet address of zero is illegal and strongly discouraged (as stated in RFC 791) because of the confusion that can arise between a network and a subnet that have the same addresses. For example, if network 131.108.0.0 is subnetted as 255.255.255.0, subnet zero would be written as 131.108.0.0-which is identical to the network address.

no ip domain lookup disables DNS lookups (hostname to ip address mapping) for host names. For example, if you enter "ping http://www.yahoo.com" at the hostname prompt, the PING test will not be executed successfully because the router cannot do the ip address mapping for the FQDN. The same is true if a network administrator wants to telnet from one router to another by using the router's hostname, ie "telnet hostname2."

ip classless enables classless routing behavior, ie. CIDR, VLSM.

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Victor

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