by Dinesh Thakur Category: Naming and Addressing

The process of subnetting involves dividing a network up into smaller networks called subnets or sub networks. Each of these subnets has its own specific address. To create these additional networks we use a subnet mask. The subnet mask simply determines which portion of the IP address belongs to the host. The subnet address is created by dividing the host address into network address and host address.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Naming and Addressing

In a local area network (LAN) or other network, the MAC (Media Access Control) address is your computer's unique hardware number. (On an Ethernet LAN, it's the same as your Ethernet address.)



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Naming and Addressing

An IP address is equivalent to your postal address and just like the mail service, each computer has an address so that it will only receive the information that is send by someone else.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Naming and Addressing

An IP address is considered public if the IP number is valid and falls outside any of the IP address ranges reserved for private uses by Internet standards group. Public IP addresses are used by servers (including those for Web sites and DNS servers), network routers or any computer connected directly to the Internet via a modem.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Naming and Addressing

A Computer with multiple IP addresses to connected networks is known as Multihomed. A multihomed host is physically connected to multiple data links that can be on the same or different networks. For example, a computer with a Windows 2003 Server and multiple IP addresses can be referred to as "multihomed" and may serve as an IP router.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Naming and Addressing

Internet protocol Version 4 (IPv4): Internet protocol is glue that holds the internet together. It transfers the datagrams from source to destination without considering that whether the machines are on the same network or not. IP is the main transport mechanism used by TCP/IP suit of protocols. IP provides connectionless, unreliable services.



 


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