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1 IP ADDRESS Compiled by : S. Agarwal Lecturer & Systems Incharge St. Xavier’s Computer Centre St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

2 IP ADDRESS : An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique identifier for a node or host connection on an IP network. An IP address is a 32 bit binary number usually represented as 4 decimal values, each representing 8 bits, in the range 0 to 255 (known as octets) separated by decimal points. This is known as "dotted decimal" notation. Example:

3 It is sometimes useful to view the values in their binary form

4 Class of the addresssubnet mask Every IP address consists of two parts, one identifying the network and one identifying the node. The Class of the address and the subnet mask determine which part belongs to the network address and which part belongs to the node address.

5 The network address uniquely identifies each network. every machine on the same network shares that network address as part of its IP address. In the IP address , for example, the is the network address. The node address is assigned to, and uniquely identifies, each machine on a network. the part of the address must be unique because it identifies a particular machine—an individual, as opposed to a network, which is a group. This number can also be referred to as a host address. In the sample IP address , the is the node address.

6 ADDRESS CLASSES The designers of the Internet decided to create classes of networks based on network size. For the small number of networks possessing a very large number of nodes, they created the rank Class A network. At the other extreme is the Class C network, reserved for the numerous networks with a small number of nodes. The class distinction for networks in between very large and very small is predictably called a Class B network. How one would subdivide an IP address into a network and node address is determined by the class designation of one's network.

7 There are 5 different address classes. You can determine which class any IP address is in by examining the first 4 bits of the IP address. Class A addresses begin with 0xxx, or 1 to 126 decimal. Class B addresses begin with 10xx, or 128 to 191 decimal. Class C addresses begin with 110x, or 192 to 223 decimal. Class D addresses begin with 1110, or 224 to 239 decimal. Class E addresses begin with 1111, or 240 to 254 decimal. Addresses beginning with , or 127 decimal, are reserved for loopback and for internal testing on a local machine. [You can test this: you should always be able to ping , which points to yourself] Class D addresses are reserved for multicasting. Class E addresses are reserved for future use. They should not be used for host addresses.

8 ClassLeftmost bitsStart addressFinish address A0xxx B10xx C110x D E

9 Now we can see how the Class determines, by default, which part of the IP address belongs to the network (N) and which part belongs to the node (n). Class A -- NNNNNNNN.nnnnnnnn.nnnnnnn.nnnnnnn Class B -- NNNNNNNN.NNNNNNNN.nnnnnnnn.nnnnnnnn Class C -- NNNNNNNN.NNNNNNNN.NNNNNNNN.nnnnnnnn In the example, is a Class B address so by default the Network part of the address (also known as the Network Address) is defined by the first two octets ( x.x) and the node part is defined by the last 2 octets (x.x ).

10 In order to specify the network address for a given IP address, the node section is set to all "0"s. In our example, specifies the network address for When the node section is set to all "1"s, it specifies a broadcast that is sent to all hosts on the network specifies the example broadcast address. Note that this is true regardless of the length of the node section.

11 Class Format Lea ding Bit Patt ern Decimal Range of First Byte of Network Address Maximum Networks Maximum Nodes Per Network A Net.Node.Node.Node ,777,216 B Net.Net.Node.Node ,38465,534 C Net.Net.Net.Node ,097,152254

12 AddressFunction Network address of all zerosInterpreted to mean 'this network' Network address of all onesInterpreted to mean 'all networks' Network 127 Reserved for loop back tests. Designates the local node and allows that node to send a test packet to itself without generating network traffic. Node address of all zerosInterpreted to mean 'this node' Node address of all ones Interpreted to mean 'all nodes' on the specified network, for example, means 'all nodes' on network (Class B address) Entire IP address set to all zeros Used by the RIP protocol to designate the default route. entire IP address set to all ones Broadcast to all nodes on the current network: (same as ) sometimes called an 'all ones broadcast' RESERVED IP ADDRESSES

13 Subnetting Subnetting an IP Network can be done for a variety of reasons, including organization, use of different physical media (such as Ethernet, FDDI, WAN, etc.), preservation of address space, and security. The most common reason is to control network traffic. In an Ethernet network, all nodes on a segment see all the packets transmitted by all the other nodes on that segment. Performance can be adversely affected under heavy traffic loads, due to collisions and the resulting retransmissions. A router is used to connect IP networks to minimize the amount of traffic each segment must receive.

14 Subnet Masking Applying a subnet mask to an IP address allows you to identify the network and node parts of the address. The network bits are represented by the 1s in the mask, and the node bits are represented by the 0s. Performing a bitwise logical AND operation between the IP address and the subnet mask results in the Network Address or Number. For example, using our test IP address and the default Class B subnet mask, we get: Class B IP Address Network Address =

15 Default subnet masks: Class A – Class B – Class C –

16 Private Networks The governing bodies that administer the Internet Protocol have identified certain networks as reserved for internal use. In general, intranets that use these networks can reduce the difficulty in administering their IP configuration and Internet access. These three networks, along with their default masks, are listed below. Network addressDefault mask

17 CIDR Short for Classless Inter-Domain Routing, an IP addressing scheme that replaces the older system based on classes A, B, and C. With CIDR, a single IP address can be used to designate many unique IP addresses. A CIDR IP address looks like a normal IP address except that it ends with a slash followed by a number, called the IP network prefix.

18 For example: /16 The IP network prefix specifies how many addresses are covered by the CIDR address, with lower numbers covering more addresses. An IP network prefix of /12, for example, can be used to address 1,048,576 former Class C addresses. CIDR addresses reduce the size of routing tables and make more IP addresses available within organizations. CIDR is also called super netting.

19 Under CIDR, the subnet mask notation is reduced to a simplified shorthand. Instead of spelling out the bits of the subnet mask, it is simply listed as the number of 1s bits that start the mask. In the above example, instead of writing the address and subnet mask as , Subnet Mask the network address would be written simply as: /22 which indicates starting address of the network, and number of 1s bits (22) in the network portion of the address. If you look at the subnet mask in binary ( ), you can easily see how this notation works.

20 The use of a CIDR notated address is the same as for a Classful address. Classful addresses can easily be written in CIDR notation Class A = /8, Class B = /16, Class C = /24


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