IP stands for “Internet Protocol,” which is a set of rules that govern data transmitted over the internet. An IP address is a unique numeric identifier assigned to any device connected to a computer network via the Internet Protocol. The IP address serves as a unique identifier for the device on the Internet and allows data to be sent and received between different devices on the network.
IP addresses may be used to provide location-based services, such as targeted advertising and tracking. Each device on a network has a unique IP address, allowing it to be identified and located on the network. Some people may be uncomfortable with this level of tracking and monitoring.
There are two types of IP addresses:
IPv4: IPv4 addresses are the most common and consist of four sets of numbers separated by periods, such as “192.168.0.1”.
IPv6: IPv6 addresses are longer and consist of eight sets of hexadecimal digits separated by colons, such as “2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334”. click to continue
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