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TCP/IP Class D Address Overview
The IP version 4 addresses of 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206 are set aside through IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) as a special class of addresses for Multicast uses.
present, ISPs are unable to allocate Class D address space
to their customers. These addresses must be allocated
Class D addresses are only required if you wish to be a multicast source. You can still receive multicast data without the need for a separate Class D address.
TCP/IP Class E Address Overview
The IP version 4 addresses of 240.0.0.0 to 254.255.255.255 are set aside by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) as a special class of addresses for experimental and future use.
The IP address of 255.255.255.255 broadcasts to all hosts on the local network and therefore is not to be considered as part of the E class of IP addresses.
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