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Each machine connected to the network must have a unique Internet
Protocol (IP) address in WHOI's network. WHOI has a class B range of Internet
addresses (128.128.XXX.XXX), which provides us 65,534 possible IP addresses.
For efficient addressing, switching and routing within WHOI, these
addresses are broken down into roughly fifty subnets and virtual local area
networks (VLANS), generally grouped by facility and/or working groups.
WHOI IP addresses can be used for connections to the WHOI network only.
Each host (machine) on WHOInet has a unique IP address and DNS host name.
Hosts are registered through WHOI
Netreg. Most hosts can use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
to obtain their IP addresses without manual configuration.