Good IP addressing design uses summarizable blocks of addresses that enable route summarization and provide a number of benefits:
- Reduced router workload and routing traffic
- Increased network stability
- Faster convergence
- Significantly simplified troubleshooting
Creating and using summary routes depends on the use of summarizable blocks of addresses. Sequential numbers in an octet may denote a block of IP addresses as summarizable. For sequential numbers to be summarizable, the block must be X numbers in a row, where X is a power of 2, and the first number in the sequence . . .
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