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whats better More IP Ranges or Known IPs?

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by Pop_Smith, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Pop_Smith

    Pop_Smith Regular member

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    Hi everyone, i am using Protowall as a IP Blocker, when i load a .p2p file (the blocked ranges) i get either, 1312189668 known IPs and 25919 ranges or 2928014348 known IPs and 20972 ranges. I assume that the higher number of known IPs will block more things but, that is just a guess.

    My question, is it better to have the Ranges be higher (with the lower known IPs) or have higher known IPs and and lower Ranges?
     
  2. Xian

    Xian Regular member

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    It depends on the ranges and if they are counting every IP included in that range. A Class A IP address can have 16 million addresses in a single range. For example, 12.0.0.0-12.255.255.255 is a range assigned to AT&T Worldnet. That single range has over 16,000,000 individual IPs.
     

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