I'm a little confused about how ip addresses are assigned.
When your average home user signs up to an ISP, they are assigned a unique IP address, which will be from Class C. But Class C only has 2 million networks? That would be nowhere near enough for all the people around the world. How does this work?
Secondly, a class C network has 255 hosts, does that mean that if your ISP assigned you an IP address of say 220.255.255, you would own all addresses from 220.127.116.11 to 220.255.254 ?
Last edited by wheelie; December 27th, 2011 at 06:13 AM.