IP address

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An '''IP address''' is the numerical address assigned to each computer on the [[internet]] so that its location and activities can be distinguished from those of other computers.  
 
An '''IP address''' is the numerical address assigned to each computer on the [[internet]] so that its location and activities can be distinguished from those of other computers.  
  
The format of the broadly adopted IPv4 addresses is ##.##.##.## with each number ranging from 0 through 255.  Since all IPv4 address blocks have been assigned, there is an ongoing effort to move to IPv6 addresses.
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IP address generally refers to the IPv4 addresses, a 32 bit value represented as 4 blocks of 8 bit values separated by periods ([[wikipedia:dot-decimal notation|dot-decimal notation]]).  This will look like ##.##.##.## with each number ranging from 0 through 255.

Latest revision as of 16:26, 12 April 2012

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