Vlsm

Bolton07Bolton07 Posts: 87Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Is this example of VLSM correct?

network 10.0.0.0/8 with a subnet mask of /16 subdivides into 256 subnets, each capable of addressing 16,382 hosts

I thought the number of hosts would be 2^16 which works out as 65,536 minus 2 = 65,534

Comments

  • wireratwirerat Posts: 251Member
    The number of available hosts per /16 subnet would be 65534.
  • Bolton07Bolton07 Posts: 87Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Do you know why this example might have said 16,382 hosts for a /16 subnet?
  • wireratwirerat Posts: 251Member
    Bolton07 wrote: »
    Do you know why this example might have said 16,382 hosts for a /16 subnet?

    Q&As are sometimes wrong. Especially the ones that come out of the Cisco Press books. You'll see it throughout your certification adventures.
  • AvidNetworkerAvidNetworker Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Yes, plenty of wrong answers in study material. I have found that if you are pretty certain an answer is wrong, most of the time you are right, and it is also a good indication that you understand the material.
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