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What is an IP address?

IP Address

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical name allotted to every device (e.g., PC, printer) taking part in a PC system that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two central capacities: host or system interface ID and area tending to. A name demonstrates what we look for. An address demonstrates where it is. A course demonstrates how to get there.

IP addresses have two versions IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) and IPv6(Internet Protocol Version 6). IPv4 use the IP address as a 32 bit number and looks like or similar with four numbers with dot(.) period between each of them. Some others examples can be, etc. These numbers  can be any number between 0-255.

IPv6 uses 128 bits for address and can handle more IP addresses as compare to IPv4. An example of IP address in IPv6 format is  “2002:db7:0:1234:0:456:8:1”.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) deals with the IP address space designations comprehensively and delegates five regional Internet registries(RIRs) to dispense IP deliver squares to neighborhood Internet registries (Internet specialist organizations) and different substances.

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