What is a Variable Length Subnet Mask?



Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM), is a non-classful mask applied to a classful IP default mask. The defaults are:
Address Range Mask

Class A - (8 bit mask)
Class B - (16 bit mask)
Class C - 255.255.255 (24 bit mask)

All masks of other values for each of the classes are of variable length.

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