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    17.158.28.48 is this iCloud?
    every time i restart my computer norton asks me to allow a connection from 17.158.28.48 i looked up the ip address and found it it be in cuppertino california. is this just iCloud servers? should i allow this connection? or block it:

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    That IP indeed belongs to Apple.
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    Sure does. Here's the 'whois' result:
    [whois.arin.net]
    #
    # Query terms are ambiguous. The query is assumed to be:
    # "n 17.158.28.48"
    #
    # Use "?" to get help.
    #

    #
    # The following results may also be obtained via:
    # http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=17...se&ext=netref2
    #

    NetRange: 17.0.0.0 - 17.255.255.255
    CIDR: 17.0.0.0/8
    OriginAS:
    NetName: APPLE-WWNET
    NetHandle: NET-17-0-0-0-1
    Parent:
    NetType: Direct Assignment
    RegDate: 1990-04-16
    Updated: 2010-04-09
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-17-0-0-0-1

    OrgName: Apple Inc.
    OrgId: APPLEC-1-Z
    Address: 20400 Stevens Creek Blvd., City Center Bldg 3
    City: Cupertino
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 95014
    Country: US
    RegDate: 2009-12-14
    Updated: 2011-03-08
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/APPLEC-1-Z

    OrgAbuseHandle: APPLE11-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Apple Abuse
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-408-974-7777
    OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@apple.com
    OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/APPLE11-ARIN

    OrgTechHandle: ZA42-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Apple Computer Inc
    OrgTechPhone: +1-408-974-7777
    OrgTechEmail: droot@apple.com
    OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZA42-ARIN

    RTechHandle: ZA42-ARIN
    RTechName: Apple Computer Inc
    RTechPhone: +1-408-974-7777
    RTechEmail: droot@apple.com
    RTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZA42-ARIN

    #
    # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
    # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
    #
    That would be one of many iCloud IPs. As you can see here, the iCloud website has a very different IP (it's even hosted in a different country). The IP you gave us comes from Cupertino while the iCloud webpage is hosted on a European server (more specifically, in the UK).
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    Well, from that I can conclude that Apple owns the entire /8 block

    For what it's worth, apple.com, me.com etc are all held within that 17/8 range.
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    You are indeed correct (here). Not to get sidetracked but I've never quite understood why corporations need whole /8 blocks especially when one considers that they've all be allocated.
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