Originally Posted by BK_123
Right, I am still learning subnetting..
I posted a huge guide on subnet ting and super netting a few years ago.
I'll see if I can find it.
Regards businesses having more ip addresses than they need.
When I owned at the university of bath every workstation had a public address. 126.96.36.199/16 is their address space. There was surely no need for 65,000 public addresses assigned to a single entity...
Where I work now we have a few.blocks of addresses, mostly in /23 or /24 sized blocks...,
The thing is, whilst we do offer hosting. We probably have in the region of a thousand or more public addresses, and even though we don't use them, they are basically valuable by their scarcity, you're not just going to hand them to someone else saying oh well, we just don't use these anymore!