Calculate netmask, network and broadcast address – EASY!

Calculate netmask, network and broadcast address using ipcalc in Linux.

RHEL/CentOS v7: ipcalc is part of initscripts package which is installed by default.

Fedora: ipcalc is part of ipcalc package and you can install it with:

yum install ipcalc

We will use ipcalc command in this presentation to:
– convert network prefix to netmask and vice versa
– calculate network address
– calculate broadcast address

Commands used in this video tutorial:
ipcalc -m 172.16.99.201/24

ipcalc -n 172.16.99.201/24

ipcalc -b 172.16.99.201/24

ipcalc -m -n -b 172.16.99.201/24

ipcalc -p 172.16.99.201 255.255.255.0

ipcalc -n 172.16.99.201 255.255.255.0

ipcalc -b 172.16.99.201 255.255.255.0

ipcalc -p -n -b 172.16.99.201 255.255.255.0

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