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subnetting

Hi all, Is the main purpose of subnetting to limit broadcasts, and save addresses, Ie the broadcast to a class C will be alot smaller than a class A, Is this correct ?

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Re: subnetting

Try this article, there are many benefits/reasons for subnetting, performance, addressing economics, good network design practices, structured heirarchial design, use of summarized routes at boundaries, smaller broadcast domains etc. Check this article out.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Subnetting-Increase-Performance.html

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Re: subnetting

There are all kinds of reasons for subnetting, but address conservation is the main purpose.

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