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subnetting problem

I have the following problem. Think I have an inside ip address on my pix now I have to subnet so that I have 1 32 ip subnet, 1 64 ip subnet end 4 8 ip subnets. Is it possible? The reason I'm asking is that I can't subnet 64-32-8-8-8-8 but 32-64-8-8-8-8. I have to add some other insides on my pix to keep traffic phisically in different subnets.


Re: subnetting problem

IP's are binary oriented. You cannot subnet 32-64-8-8-8-8.

You cannot assign a single block of 64 over a 64-border.

When this does not suit your network you will have to make some re-arrangements on the inside to allow division of IP's.



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Re: subnetting problem

To add to what Leo said,

64-32-8-8-8-8 will work, but 32-64-8-8-8 will not due to the way bit boundaries work. /27 will give you the following subnet:

network: broadcast: for a total of 30 hosts. /26 will give you the following subnet:

network: broadcast: for a total of 62 hosts.

However note that lies in the middle of this subnet, overlapping with the first subnet. Because of the bit boundaries, when you use VLSM subnetting, you have to hierarchily break them down from largest to smallest. This is why you can have

64-32-8-8-8-8 but not 32-64-8-8-8-8



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Re: subnetting problem

I hope below ip subetting can give you solution. 128-191 62 192-223 30 224-231 6 232-239 6 240-247 6 248-255 6


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Re: subnetting problem

no this way it s not possible because and have to be in the same subnet.. so the only way is subnetting 96 .. 8 .. 8 .. 8 .. 8 .. let me se if it is possible..

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