network address

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(n.) The network portion of an Internet Protocol (IP) address, which varies by the class of network in the following way:

Class A network: The first byte of the IP address.

Class B network: The first 2 bytes of the IP address.

Class C network: The first 3 bytes of the IP address.

In all cases, the remaining portion of an IP address is the host address. Assigned Internet network addresses are globally unique.

(n.) The network portion of an Internet Protocol (IP) address, which varies by the class of network in the following way:

Class A network: The first byte of the IP address.

Class B network: The first 2 bytes of the IP address.

Class C network: The first 3 bytes of the IP address.

In all cases, the remaining portion of an IP address is the host address. Assigned Internet network addresses are globally unique.