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using a class B ip with the subnet mask 255.240.0.0

if i have an ip address 172.16.0.0 with the subnet mask 255.240.0.0,

the default subnet mask for a class B ip is 255.255.0.0 , what is the

objective of use a subnetmask 255.240.0.0 ? something like superneting?

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Re: using a class B ip with the subnet mask 255.240.0.0

It would be more useful as a summarization of the networks 172.16.0.0 through 172.31.0.0 in a single line in your routing table.

Obviously, you wouldn't actually have a "subnet" or flat network with 2**20-2 hosts on it.

Mick.

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