What is IP Protocol?

Internet Protocol -IP

IP Stands for internet protocol , It is pronounced as separate letters.IP protocol is used to communicate between two or more systems in a network,IP protocol assigns unique address to each system in a network which helps in identifying system and make communication between those systems.

Types of IP address

  • IPV4 Address
  • IPV6 Address

Examples of IPV4 and IPV6 Addess

  •                     IPV4 Address
  •                     IPV6 Address    2001:cdba:0000:0000:0000:0000:3257:9652

Why there is IPv4 and IPv6 classification?

IPv4 addressing system is old way of addressing where the number of systems is limited to 4,294,967,296 ( 32-bits (232) )number of address in an network .

As there is a rapid growth technology the number of system in a network also increased so there is demand in address so we adapted to a new way of addressing system which is ipv6 Address which can provide 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 (128-bits (2128) ) number of address in an network.


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