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How do you calculate subnet masks? What are the benefits and drawbacks to using subnetting?

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How do you calculate subnetting addressin? What are the benefits and drawbacks to using subnetting in practice?
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I've always used http://www.subnetmask.info/ to help with all that jazz.

Benefits/Drawbacks? It's not a benefit/drawback thing. It is a way of managing address space, an analogy might be n the way in which geographical borders define countries. That's my ha'pennies worth anyway.

Type "define:subnet" in google for loads more info, descriptions and such.
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That sounds like a question from job interview... if so, he probably failed it
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