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Old 07-30-2003, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question How to interpret networking addresses in this format

Hi. I have been reading lots of articles on Redhat and noticed that sometimes the networking addresses are stated in the format of ip:netmask such as I am familiar with this setup from networking articles. Some articles use this format --> for example. How do I interpret the "24" in my example. Is it a netmask? If so, how do I translate its meaning?
Old 07-30-2003, 11:11 AM   #2
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Yes, the /24 is the netmask. It translates to which you are more familiar with. Each octet in the netmask is 8 bits. A /30 network would translate to This subnet calculator has a good converter at the bottom of the page.

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