mac-level bridges and internet addresses


Michael A. Patton (map@GAAK.LCS.MIT.EDU)
Tue, 12 Apr 88 12:17:21 ast


   Date: Mon, 11 Apr 88 18:30 CST
   From: <OWEN%AUDUCVAX.BITNET@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU> (Larry Owen)
   X-Original-To: tcp-ip@sri-nic.arpa, OWEN

   ...

   I know (or at least am laboring under the assumption) that all hosts
   (connections) on a given physical network must (should?) use the same
   network number in their internet address. ...
This is not true. We have an Ethernet here with hosts on both
18.0.0.0 and 128.30.0.0 without (many) problems. However, the two
groups of hosts do not talk to one another. This could be arranged in
several ways, but we don't have any need. There is no conceptual
reason why one physical network cannot be several logical (sub-)nets.

        Mike Patton
        Network Hacker
        MIT LCS



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