IP Calculator

ipcalc takes an IP address and netmask and calculates the resulting broadcast, network, Cisco wildcard mask, and host range. By giving a second netmask, you can design sub- and supernetworks. It is also intended to be a teaching tool and presents the results as easy-to-understand binary values.

Enter your netmask(s) in CIDR notation (/25) or dotted decimals ( Inverse netmasks are recognized. If you omit the netmask ipcalc uses the default netmask for the class of your network.

Look at the space between the bits of the addresses: The bits before it are the network part of the address, the bits after it are the host part. You can see two simple facts: In a network address all host bits are zero, in a broadcast address they are all set.

The class of your network is determined by its first bits.

If your network is a private internet according to RFC 1918 this is remarked. When displaying subnets the new bits in the network part of the netmask are marked in a different color

The wildcard is the inverse netmask as used for access control lists in Cisco routers.

Do you want to split your network into subnets? Enter the address and netmask of your original network and play with the second netmask until the result matches your needs.

You can have all this fun at your shell prompt. Originally ipcalc was not intended for creating HTML and still works happily in /usr/local/bin/ :-)

Questions? Comments? Drop me a mail...

Thanks for your ideas and help to make this tool more useful:

Hermann J. Beckers   hj.beckers(a)kreis-steinfurt.de
Kevin Ivory          ki(a)sernet.de
Frank Quotschalla    gutschy(a)netzwerkinfo.de
Sven Anderson        sven(a)anderson.de
Scott Davis          sdavis(a)austin-texas.net
Denis A. Hainsworth  denis(a)ans.net
Steve Kent           stevek(a)onshore.com
Igor Zozulya         izozulya(a)yahoo.com

Address (Host or Network) Netmask (i.e. 24) Netmask for sub/supernet (optional)
/ move to:
 No host given
 No netmask given (using default netmask of your network's class)
 Illegal value for netmask ('')

Download the script ipcalc.pl. Works also at the prompt (screenshot)
Download the CGI wrapper.
Archive (gzip'ed version)
2/2000 Krischan Jodies