General Info

ID

ROOT

Description

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

ASN

AS11854 Internap Network Services Corporation

Registry

arin

Whois Details

inet6num:       0::/0
netname:        ROOT
descr:          Root inet6num object
country:        EU
org:            ORG-IANA1-AFRINIC
admin-c:        IANA1-AFRINIC
tech-c:         TEAM-AFRINIC
tech-c:         TEAM-AFRINIC
mnt-by:         AFRINIC-HM-MNT
mnt-lower:      AFRINIC-HM-MNT
status:         ALLOCATED UNSPECIFIED
remarks:        This network in not allocated.
changed:        ***@ripe.net 20010724
changed:        ***@ripe.net 20011024
changed:        ***@ripe.net 20020805
changed:        ***@ripe.net 20040503
changed:        ***@ripe.net 20041229
changed:        ***@afrinic.net 20050205
remarks:        data has been transferred from RIPE Whois Database 20050221
source:         AFRINIC


organisation:   ORG-IANA1-AFRINIC
org-name:       Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
org-type:       IANA
country:        EU # Country is really worldwide
address:        see http://www.iana.org
remarks:        The IANA allocates IP addresses and AS number blocks to RIRs
remarks:        see http://www.iana.org/ipaddress/ip-addresses.htm
remarks:        and http://www.iana.org/assignments/as-numbers
e-mail:         ***@ripe.net
admin-c:        IANA1-AFRINIC
tech-c:         IANA1-AFRINIC
mnt-ref:        AFRINIC-HM-MNT
mnt-by:         AFRINIC-HM-MNT
changed:        ***@ripe.net 20040417
changed:        ***@afrinic.net 20050205
remarks:        data has been transferred from RIPE Whois Database 20050221
source:         AFRINIC

Details

IP address ranges, or netblocks, are groups of related IP addresses. They are usually represented as a base IP address, followed by a slash, and then a netmask which represents how many IP addresses are contained within the netblock. This format is known as CIDR. You'll also sometimes see netblocks given as a start ip address, and an end ip address, or an ip address range.

Traffic works its way around the internet based on the routing table, which contains a list of networks and their associated netblocks.