Performace Issues Based On Large Subnet
Posted on 2006-04-06
This should be a fairly easy, opinion based question. When designing a private network segment (NATed), what would be the pro’s and con’s to using a Class B IP network vs a Class C. Biggest question in the pro’s and con’s is can anyone see network performance deteriorating because a Class B was used rather than a Class C. The idea behind the Class B is to us the third octet to designate functionality in the network, for example 10.1.0.x is where routers/switches/firewall’s go, 10.1.1.x is where the Servers go, 10.1.2.x where the phones go, and so on. Does anyone see an performance issue with this?