Chapter 6. Designing Models for Addressing and Numbering

This chapter provides guidelines for assigning addresses and names to internetwork components, including networks, subnets, routers, servers, and end systems. The chapter focuses on Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and naming. To benefit most from this chapter, you should already have a basic understanding of IP addressing.

This chapter illustrates the importance of using a structured model for network layer addressing and naming. Without structure, it is easy to run out of addresses, waste addresses, introduce duplicate addresses and names, and use addresses and names that are hard to manage. To meet a customer’s goals for scalability, performance, and manageability, you should assign ...

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