Computer Networking

IP (Internet Protocol)

What is an IP Address?

‘IP’ stands for ‘Internet Protocol’. There are two versions of IP that currently coexist in the global Internet: IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6). IP addresses are made up of binary values and drive the routing of all data over the Internet. IPv4 addresses are 32 bits long, and IPv6 addresses 128 bits long.

The differences between IP addresses and domain names

IP addressvsDomain name
Identifies point on the InternetvsIdentifies the locator

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