My Netgear router supports MAC-based IP reservation, and I'm setting up my very first home LAN where I want multiple Ubuntu servers to be given dedicated IP addresses. This is a consumer-grade router, and because of some other constraints, this MAC-based IP binding is definitely the best solution for getting "dedicated" IPs.
My router's IP address is 192.168.1.1. I'm wondering:
- What should my subnet mask be?
- What should my 5 Ubuntu server IPs be?
Since I've never done this before, I'm 95% confident that I am on the right track but wanted to be sure before I started assigning things and making decisions.
Since this is a home LAN I really don't have a need for multiple subnets, so to me, a subnet mask of
255.255.255.0 should do the trick for my 5 servers.
From there I was thinking about just going sequentially, so:
Is there a "better" mask I should be using? "Better" IP addresses? This is sort of a "best practices" question for someone whose done this more than once. I guess what I'm asking is: does my design stink, and if so, why (what should I be doing different)? Thanks in advance!