You have been tasked by the Network Team to assign a server a new static IP address. You are receiving an error when attempting to apply the IP 172.256.1.15 with a subnet mask of 255.0.0.0. What is the issue causing the error?
Each octet of an IP must be between 0-255 but the second octet of this IP is 256. The IP is not an APIPA and DHCP would not affect manually setting a static IP. Classes are used to determine the default subnet mask for an IP but you are not required to use it, therefor the class B address can be used with the class A subnet mask.
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. Its role has been characterized as follows: "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there."
The designers of the Internet Protocol …