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Unformatted text preview: One class might be large networks requiring many IP addresses, small networks that require fewer IP addresses would belong to another. Classless is an address with an /n at the end that assigns the number of bits in the network address. This routing protocol makes no assumptions about class. 4. Define and describe subnet masks. A subnet mask allows you to identify which part of an IP address is reserved for the network, and which part is available for host use. You add bits to the network address to be able to identify the subnetworks and this is the subnet mask. It gives you all the information you need to calculate the network and host portions of the address....
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- Spring '11