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Internet Protocol Address (IP address)

Posted: April 30, 2019 | by Michael Bright

An Internet Protocol Address, more commonly known as an IP address is a numerical string that a computing device uses to identify, connect, and communicate to a computer network. An IP address comes It comes in two versions:

  • Internet Protocol version 4 or IPv4: defines an IP address as a 32-bit number such as
  • Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6: defines an IP address as a 128-bit number such as fe80:0:200:5aee:feaa:20a2

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