Network - Host


A network host is a computer or other device connected to a computer network.



A host can have several IP addresses and IP names, but it can only have one host name


The host file is a local DNS where you can add your own host information such as name, IP.



A host identifier is the first part of an ip address

In ipv4, the host identifier is represented in the form nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn, where nnn is a number from 0 to 255 (for example, or

All hosts on a subnetwork have the same network mask (prefix,..), unlike the host identifier which is a unique local identification inside this subnet.

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