Networking, subnet, broadcast and hsots

Posted on 2012-09-19
Last Modified: 2012-09-19
Given the following   /29   (or


Open in new window

Am I correct in assuming that

1> The hosts are simply availabe IP addresses within the sub net

2> Broadcast is the IP used to communicate with the nodes on the subnet ?

Question by:Los Angeles1
    LVL 18

    Assisted Solution

    by:Sushil Sonawane
    Yes what u assuming is right The hosts are simply availabe IP addresses within the sub net.
    LVL 14

    Assisted Solution

    1. Correct
    2. Broadcast address is used to send datagrams to the whole subnet - all hosts will receive the packets sent to the broadcast address).

    LVL 8

    Assisted Solution

    Hosts are the addresses that are available for use within the subnet. Packets addressed to a given host are unicast to that address.
    Broadcast is the address used to send broadcast packets to the entire subnet, which are seen by every node on it.

    The fact that the mask is a little more complex than most not-withstanding, this is basic IP stuff.

    Assisted Solution

    Yes, - is your available IP range is the BC
    LVL 68

    Accepted Solution


    The broadcast address is the network part of the address as determined by the netmask right-padded with all binary ones ("1") up to 32 bits (if IPv4).

    Featured Post

    6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

    All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Title # Comments Views Activity
    Disable default groups - uucp,printq etc in AIX 5.2 7 87
    nodeip 9 60
    UNiX Script filesystem space usage 19 50
    UNIX SCP 5 28
    Let's say you need to move the data of a file system from one partition to another. This generally involves dismounting the file system, backing it up to tapes, and restoring it to a new partition. You may also copy the file system from one place to…
    Using libpcap/Jpcap to capture and send packets on Solaris version (10/11) Library used: 1.      Libpcap ( Version 1.2 2.      Jpcap( Version 0.6 Prerequisite: 1.      GCC …
    Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
    This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

    729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now