IP number

By Gsmnikki
Jan 13, 2010
  1. hi
    i wanted to know what is a ip number
    n does a computer have a ip number
    does the internet connection have the number

  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label that is assigned to devices in a computer network that exchange data according to the Internet Protocol. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. Its role has been characterized thusly: "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there."

    The Internet Protocol also routes data packets between networks, and IP addresses specify the locations of the source and destination nodes in the topology of the routing system.

    The designers of TCP/IP defined an IP address as a 32-bit number and this system, known as Internet Protocol Version 4 or IPv4, is still in use today. The enormous growth of the Internet depleted the pool of available addresses, leading in 1995 to the creation of the 128-bit IPv6 system, which was last standardized by RFC 2460 in 1998. Although IP addresses are stored as binary numbers, they are usually displayed in human-readable notations, such as (for IPv4), and 2001:db8:0:1234:0:567:1:1 (for IPv6). Because of its prevalence, the generic term IP address typically still refers to the addresses defined by IPv4.

    Courtesy: WP
  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    An IP is also known as an Identification Number and also unique giving by the Access Provider
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