discontiguous networks

sprinkl3ssprinkl3s Posts: 92Member ■■□□□□□□□□
I wanted to make sure that I understand discontiguous networks, i have included a diagram of what i think it is. am i correct on this?


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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Yes, but do you know why??
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  • sprinkl3ssprinkl3s Posts: 92Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    aside from logical idea of no need for that many host addresses between the routers, i dont see any other reason
  • SlowhandSlowhand Questionably Benevolent Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    Think of it this way, sprinkl3s. If you were to use a classful routing protocol, like RIP v1, and you wanted to send packets from to, how would the routers know where to send it? Keep in mind, even with the /16 netmask, all three 10.x.x.x networks are still class A, and considered to be a single, large network. The 192.168.x.x network(s) between the routers breaks the direct link between the 10.x.x.x networks, making them discontiguous. Take a look at the example in this article, if you're still having trouble.

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  • sprinkl3ssprinkl3s Posts: 92Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    that helps me a lot with understanding it, thanks a lot!
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