A netmask, or subnet mask, is the part of an IP address that is used to determine if two addresses are on the same subnet by allowing any network enabled device, such as a FortiGate, to separate the network address and the host address. This lets the device determine if the traffic needs to be sent through a gateway to an external network or if it is being sent to host on the local network.
Technical Writer at Fortinet
Victoria Martin works in Ottawa as part of the FortiOS technical documentation team. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Mount Allison University, after which she attended Humber College's book publishing program, followed by the more practical technical writing program at Algonquin College. She does need glasses but also likes wearing them, since glasses make you look smarter.