DNS Configuration problem

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Nov 26th, 2008
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What is wrong with the following configuration ? its from a skills assessment interview questions.


Host IP Address:172.16.55.36

Subnet Mask:255.255.255.240

Default gateway:172.16.55.1

DNS Servers : 172.18.1.1 , 172.18.1.2


Thanks

Correct Answer by lejoe.thomas about 8 years 6 months ago

For the

IP address : 172.16.55.36

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.240


Network Address: 172.16.55.32

Broadcast Address : 172.16.55.47


So the valid host address for the above subnet are (excluding network address and broadcast address)

172.16.55.33

172.16.55.46


The gateway does not belong to this range, which is why way the gateway is wrong.


Likewise you could correct the host address itself so that it is in the same subnet as the gateway.


HTH

Lejoe


Correct Answer by John Blakley about 8 years 6 months ago

The gateway is wrong. It's probably 172.16.55.33.


John


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John Blakley Wed, 11/26/2008 - 11:47
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The gateway is wrong. It's probably 172.16.55.33.


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lejoe.thomas Wed, 11/26/2008 - 15:02
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For the

IP address : 172.16.55.36

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.240


Network Address: 172.16.55.32

Broadcast Address : 172.16.55.47


So the valid host address for the above subnet are (excluding network address and broadcast address)

172.16.55.33

172.16.55.46


The gateway does not belong to this range, which is why way the gateway is wrong.


Likewise you could correct the host address itself so that it is in the same subnet as the gateway.


HTH

Lejoe


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