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The major task is to allocate the unreserved public IPv4 addresses to different states in Australia based on the Internet users in those states. The number of Internet users for Australian states are given below:

New South Wales (NSW)    : 6 Million
Victoria (VIC)        : 4 Million
Queensland (QLD)        : 3 Million
Western Australia (WA)    : 2 Million
South Australia (SA)        : 1 Million
Tasmania (TAS)        : 300 Thousand
Northern Territory (NT)    : 150 Thousand

The task needs to be completed based on the following constraints and assumptions:

• Only unreserved public IPv4 address should be used for allocation.
• Each state should have unique set of addresses - no address or set of addresses can be reassigned for any other state.   
• You should use only the classless IPv4 addressing in the assignment.
• The number of allocated addresses for each state should not exceed by 20% of the specified Internet users for that particular state. For instance, the allocated addresses for Tasmania should not exceed 360 Thousand addresses.
• It is allowed to use one or more subnets to achieve the number of required address for a given state.

The minor task is to create a routing table for edge routers only for the state NT, WA and SA. The task needs to be completed based on the following constraints and assumptions:

• The routing table should be minimal with no redundant routes in the table.
• Any packets from the source (NT or WA or SA) should take minimal route to reach the destination (NT or WA or SA).
• Identify the Network Interface Card Address to connect NT, WA and SA.
Recommended Readings

The required materials for this assignment are covered from Week 4 onwards. It is highly recommended to read the following resources to complete the assignment:
• Topic 5 - IP settings and configuration in Moodle resource
• Topic 5 - Network Layer (IPv4 & IPv6 address format) in Moodle resource
• Subnetwork
• IP address
• Routing concepts: How to read the Routing Table

Learning Outcomes Assessed

The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
• K1. Describe and explain the role and function of network connectivity in current computing.
• K2. Describe and explain the principles of communication in networks.
• K3. Describe the role and functionality of hardware and software entities that contribute to the network communications.
• K4. Describe and explain the protocols and interactions that implement network communications.
• K6. Describe fundamental aspects of cloud computing.
• A1. Apply networking architecture knowledge to analyze the networking needs of business.

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