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IP-address (IP address, short for English. Internet Protocol Address) – a unique identifier (address) for a device (usually a computer) connected to a local network or the Internet.
An IP address is a 32-bit (IPv4) or 128-bit (IPv6) binary number. A convenient form for recording an IP address (IPv4) is to record in the form of four decimal numbers (from 0 to 255), separated by periods, for example, 192.168.0.1. (or 188.8.131.52 is the traditional decimal form for representing the address, and 10000000 00001010 00000010 00011110 is the binary form for representing the same address).
IP addresses are the main type of address based on which the network layer of the IP protocol transmits packets between networks. The IP address is assigned by the administrator during the configuration of Continue reading