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Old 06-03-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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/24 ?

Can anyone tell me what it means. eg x.x.x.x/24.
Old 06-03-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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I may have found the answer by accident:
"Using a 24-bit netmask the network would be capable of 2,097,150 networks or 254 different hosts with an IP range of 192.0.1.x - 223.255.254.x." (quote of a site). Not sure though.
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What is the context? could mean: IP address PORT 24.
Old 06-03-2004, 09:58 PM   #4
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That is the number of bits set in the network mask. 24 means a network mask of If it was a port, it would be
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The 24 indicates the number of bits in the network portion of the subnet mask determining the range of IP addresses for that nework.

For instance, If your IP address was on a /24 network the Network address would be the broadcast address leaving addresses for 254 hosts. This is a standard class C network.

When the network bits switch to somethng like /25 etc. Things become a little more complicated.
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Thanks for the answers!


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