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There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but having spent years on such projects, I can tell you to proceed slowly with caution. You need to do a lot of research to determine if you have systems, applications, or something else depending on other hosts, servers, printers, etc. having specific addresses, and such an inventory could take a long time and still ...


USB 3 HDDs can exceed 200 MB/s which is nearly twice 1G Ethernet speed. Normal flash sticks are far slower though. USB 3.2 tops out at more than 1.5 GB/s, even exceeding 10G Ethernet bandwidth. Further details are off-topic here, I'd recommend testing on your platform. Overhead for network transfer depends on the protocol you're using. Most commonly, ...


IP addresses from are multicast addresses. They cannot be used as source address or for unicast. Unless you actually own the IP address range you might want to stick to RFC 1918 private addresses:, and

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