I am moving my company to a leased line and in their brochure they have mentioned that I will be getting a /29 IPs. When I wanted to lookup how many IP addresses that will be, this page http://www.aelius.com/njh/subnet_sheet.html , I found this line:
Addresses Hosts Netmask Amount of a Class C /30 4 2 255.255.255.252 1/64 /29 8 6 255.255.255.248 1/32
While I understand how I get 8 addresses, (since a /29 means 3-bits for addresses, given me 2^3 = 8 addresses), I don't understand what does "6 Hosts" mean? What is the differentiation between a host and an address in this case? How does it affect me?
Also, if someone could clarify what "Amount of a class C" means. I am thinking it means the ratio of addresses in a particular subnet to the total addresses in a class C network. Is this right?