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# 70-293 question: correct subnetting formula

M D
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 09-24-2006
Hi everybody!

I'm preparing 70-293 on MS press Self Paced training Kit first version.
At Chapter 2 it says that to find out how many sbunetted networks are
available you just need to calculate 2^y-2 (where y is the n° of the
subnetted bits).
My question is: isn't this obsolete? From what I studied in 70-291 it's
since mid 90's that this rule as been overcome by the 2^y!
Any help?

Thanks a lot!

MD

LRM
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 09-25-2006
"M D" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi everybody!
>
> I'm preparing 70-293 on MS press Self Paced training Kit first version.
> At Chapter 2 it says that to find out how many sbunetted networks are
> available you just need to calculate 2^y-2 (where y is the n° of the
> subnetted bits).
> My question is: isn't this obsolete? From what I studied in 70-291 it's
> since mid 90's that this rule as been overcome by the 2^y!
> Any help?
>
> Thanks a lot!
>
> MD
>
>

Not in a subnet. In subnetworks, however, it is likely but not always the
case. There is still the one off old device that will require that you
remove them. In a subnet you will still need to remove the network and
--
LRM
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M D
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 09-25-2006
Hi LRM!

For what I understand, this means I should always use the 2^y-2 formula if
not differently advised in a question of the exam?

Still trying to make up my mind...

Bye

MD

Neil
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 09-25-2006
did you hear "M D" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in news:uDy#1AH4GHA.508
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> 2^y-2

now, you see, this is where the confusion comes in. It's 2^n-2, not 2^y-2.

(and though there are some texts that indicate that it should be jut 2^n,
the math just doesn't work out from the theoretical point. Sure there are
some routers that work with the all 0's and all 1's for the subnetwork, but
it SHOULD be reserved for the subnet broadcast (all 1's) and the subnetwork
identifier (all 0's) if you ask me)

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- In case of emergency, break glass. Scream. Bleed to death.

CBIC
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 09-25-2006

"Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> did you hear "M D" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in news:uDy#1AH4GHA.508
> @TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
>
>> 2^y-2

>
> now, you see, this is where the confusion comes in. It's 2^n-2, not 2^y-2.
>
> (and though there are some texts that indicate that it should be jut 2^n,
> the math just doesn't work out from the theoretical point. Sure there are
> some routers that work with the all 0's and all 1's for the subnetwork,
> but
> it SHOULD be reserved for the subnet broadcast (all 1's) and the
> subnetwork
> identifier (all 0's) if you ask me)
>

This thread is a little too on topic, or is it off topic. Please begin
discussing gun control or politics immediately.

~~~ The Silencer Of The Watermelons [4-8-15-16-23-42]\(108\) ~~~
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> "Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9849772941E21neilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.1 6...
> > did you hear "M D" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in news:uDy#1AH4GHA.508
> > @TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
> >
> >> 2^y-2

> >
> > now, you see, this is where the confusion comes in. It's 2^n-2, not

2^y-2.
> >
> > (and though there are some texts that indicate that it should be jut

2^n,
> > the math just doesn't work out from the theoretical point. Sure there

are
> > some routers that work with the all 0's and all 1's for the subnetwork,
> > but
> > it SHOULD be reserved for the subnet broadcast (all 1's) and the
> > subnetwork
> > identifier (all 0's) if you ask me)
> >

>
> This thread is a little too on topic, or is it off topic. Please begin
> discussing gun control or politics immediately.

SHUT UP AND GO SUBNET PEOPLE.

LRM
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> did you hear "M D" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in news:uDy#1AH4GHA.508
> @TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
>
>> 2^y-2

>
> now, you see, this is where the confusion comes in. It's 2^n-2, not 2^y-2.
>
> (and though there are some texts that indicate that it should be jut 2^n,
> the math just doesn't work out from the theoretical point. Sure there are
> some routers that work with the all 0's and all 1's for the subnetwork,
> but
> it SHOULD be reserved for the subnet broadcast (all 1's) and the
> subnetwork
> identifier (all 0's) if you ask me)
>

I love it when you talk technical.

Neil
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> discussing gun control or politics immediately.
>

Subnetting gun control seems like the more politically correct route. We
will begin by controlling only the Hand Guns (because as we all know that
Hand guns are a class C network) as that one can be only subdivided a
little and Large Automatic weapons (a class A network) could have thousands
of subnets - too much math.

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Neil
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did you hear "LRM" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in news:uYosb4M4GHA.1292
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> I love it when you talk technical.

I'll tell you all about SQL merge replication with horizontal partitioning
if you take off all of yer laundry and spank me...

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LRM
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"Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> did you hear "LRM" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in news:uYosb4M4GHA.1292
> @TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl:
>
>> I love it when you talk technical.

>
> I'll tell you all about SQL merge replication with horizontal partitioning
> if you take off all of yer laundry and spank me...
>

Ok, if you would have a seat in my comfy chair upholstered in a plush carpet
of individually sharpened spikes. Got it special for these occasions. I'll
slip into something a little less restrictive.