IP address notation

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I've seen notation such as 127.0.0.0/8 but don't know what it means.
What's the number after the slash?

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Re: IP address notation
On Monday 28 January 2013 13:37, in comp.dcom.lans.ethernet,
RonTheGuy@null.invalid wrote:

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The number after the slash is the number of 1-bits that make up the netmask.

In your example, the netmask for 127.0.0.0/8 is
11111111.00000000.00000000.00000000
(255.0.0.0)


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Thanks, Lew & Rod!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIDR_notation

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