Lets say I want to set up a small packet-switching LAN using TCP/IP model with 10 hosts.
If I do not intend to connect my network to the Internet, which implies that this is a private network and I want to assign static IPs:
- What would be the considerations to choose IP addresses for my hosts?
- What about subnet mask?
Does this fact that I am not going to connect to the internet give me the ability to choose whatever I want (in the range of 8 bits ofcourse) for the network addresses?