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    SubjectRe: all zeroes/all ones used in host IP's...
    MD> Actually, if you read the RFC 1122 section 3.2.1.3 you would indeed find that
    MD> for you example you get

    MD> Host-number = 0x02
    MD> Subnet-number = 0x0000
    MD> Network-number = 0x17

    How come? It reads:

    Q> We now summarize the important special cases for Class A, B,
    Q> and C IP addresses, using the following notation for an IP
    Q> address:
    Q>
    Q>{ <Network-number>, <Host-number> }
    Q>or
    Q>{ <Network-number>, <Subnet-number>, <Host-number> }

    No room for class number so the class number is contained in the netowrk
    number. The following paragraph also says this indirectly:

    Q> The <Network-number> is administratively assigned so that
    Q> its value will be unique in the entire world.

    So the can't be two 1's in different classes.

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    Meelis Roos (mroos@tartu.cyber.ee)

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