### VLSM Variable Length subnet masks

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Company with 200 hosts
Assigned class C network 195.10.1.0/24
Want 6 different LANs
Subnet class C network using mask 255.255.255.224
(/27)
Whole network has the same subnet mask or supports equal
number of hosts on all the sub-networks
◦ Is this a problem?
◦ Why?
◦ What should be done to solve it ?
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VLSM Subnets a subnet
◦ VLSM divides a network into subnets of various sizes to
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space based on the size of networks
 (use CIDR – Classless Inter Domain Routing)
◦ Subnet the subnet as needed to provide address space
required for other subnets
 Be logical – start at beginning or end or address space
 Addresses must be contiguous to enable route
summarization
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Question
 If an ISP has a 200.1.1.0 Network, he wants to give
assign to 5 customers who need 20, 12, 6, 25, 18 hosts.
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What should the subnet mask be?
What is the address range in each subnet?
What should the routing table entries be?
Can it be done efficiently to conserve IP addresses?
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The prefix denotes the upper P bits of the IP address.
Can be used to specify arbitrary blocks of addresses
◦ Say an ISP has 192.5.48.0, 192.5.49.0,192.5.50.0,192.5.51.0
then
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An ISP can obtain a block of addresses and partition
this further to its customers
◦ He has another customer who needs only 4 addresses from
200.8.4.24 then that block can be specified as 200.8.4.24/30
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Net D: 7HOSTS
Net A: 14 HOSTS
Net C: 2 HOSTS
Router A
Net B: 28 HOSTS
Router B
Net E: 28 HOSTS
Given IP address 204.15.5.0/24, use VLSM to create a subnetting
scheme
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Please try other questions on VLSM, available on module
web page
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