Definitions for "Netmask"
Used by the TCP/IP protocol to decide how the network is broken up into sub-networks.
used to divide an organization's network as necessary, creating additional destinations for routing purposes. Also called a subnet mask or address mask. Computers on the various subnets at a given site all appear to the rest of the Internet to be on a single network.
A netmask is a series of bits designed to 'mask' certain portions of an IP address. The standard netmask for a class C network like FlashNet is - basically the last octet, .0, says 'look here for the machine number, the rest (255) is network number'. The primary use for netmasks is in subnetting .
Keywords:  end, means
a means to an end, not an end