2Network AddressesAn IP address is structured as four decimal numbers joined by dots. Each decimal number is coded as an octet (8 bits) e.gFigure An IP address is stored in four bytes
3Network Addresses An IP address can be split into network address, which specifies a specific networkhost number, which specifies a particular machine in that networkThere are 3 classes of address according to how much of the address is dedicated to each role.
4Classes of Network Addresses To determine the class of an address, look at the first octet of the dotted-decimal address.
5Classes of Network Addresses Class AOctet 1: decimal value (e.g )In a class A address, the first octet is the network portion, so the class A example above has a major network address of 10.Octets 2, 3, and 4 are for the network manager to divide into subnets and hosts as she sees fit.Class A addresses are used for networks that have as many as 16,581,375 hosts.
6Classes of Network Addresses Class BOctet 1: decimal value (e.g )In a class B address, the first two octets are the network portion, so the class B example above has a major network address ofOctets 3 and 4 (16 bits) are for local subnets and hosts. Class B addresses are used for networks that have between 256 and 65,536 hosts.
7Classes of Network Addresses Class COctet 1: (e.g )In a class C address, the first three octets are the network portion. The class C example above has a major network address ofOctet 4 (8 bits) is for local subnets and hosts - perfect for networks with less than 256 hosts.
8Classes of Network Addresses What class are York’s IP addresses?Here’s a sample: