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Old 03-12-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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question about netmask


Hi,
if i have a computer that I want to participate in a TCP/IP netork and also contact hosts one remote networks by name.
I know I need an IP address, a DNS server and default gateway....
But do I need a netmask, too?

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Old 03-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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a netmask is part of what defines the size of a given network, yes you absolutely do need one, you can't even add an IP address in the first place without one.

NB you may well NOT need a DNS server, depending on what you're actually doing. But for now, I expect you do.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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