The Mathematical Reality of IP Addressin in IPv4...

Craig A. Haney craig at
Thu Aug 26 01:16:59 UTC 1999

At 16:22 -0700 1999/08/25, Mike Bird wrote:
>By distinguishing apparently identical IP addresses by using different
>subnet masks one can increase the number of IP addresses distinguishable by
>a 32-bit number to greater than 2^32.

yeah, then you'll need a minor adjustment to the routing table size when
corporations and providers want to change networks or multihome.

>Except for the problem that you need 32 extra bits to carry a mask or 5
>extra bits to carry the masklen.

nice try, next topic please.


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