most Internet Service Providers assign these 32-bit addresses called host addresses to individual users. The reason is that this is the best way to maximize their address space, since the 32-bit mask is the smallest 'subnet' you can have.
the 32-bit mask is perfectly legal, it is pretty much the same as when you define a host address (x.x.x.x/32) in an access list, it just applies to one single IP address. Another example would be loopback addresses, which are often configured with 32-bit masks.
The benefit of this configuration is not just preservation of address space, but enabling remote default gateway (out of subnet). Accounting of traffic within the network is eased when ISP is able to redirect traffic to AAA site. This conf is seen in dial-up enviroments also.
We have 3 identical switches configured by someone else and would like to claim some of the Gigabit ports(G1/G2/G3/G4) for use on servers. When we try to change the wiring and configuration, we run in to connectivity issues. Attached is a des...
This is actually a pretty cool feature, i didn't even know it existed until I was looking for a solution to advertise a subnet (prefix in BGP talk), only if a certain condition existed. This is exactly what conditional advertisements does
j ai une question j ai achete un routeur cisco 887VA-k9 , je le configuré avec la configuration ci- dessous
si je le lier avec mon pc portable sur l un de ses ports directement ça marche toute est bien ( la connexion internet + m...