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Your IP Address is:

Each device that connects to the Internet, needs a unique identification number. Which can be used to communicate with each other is called ‘IP address’.

‘IP’ stands for Internet Protocol. On the global Internet, there are two versions of IP Addresses right now. IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6). IP addresses are built-up of binary values. It drives the routing of all data through the Internet.

IPV4 Address sample
IPV4 Address sample

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the fourth version of the Internet Protocol (IP). It is one of the core protocols of standards-based internetworking methods on the Internet and other packet-switched networks. IPv4 was the first version IP Address. It deployed for production on SATNET in 1982 and on the ARPANET in January 1983. Which is routing most of the traffic on the Internet today. Through the ongoing deployment of a successor protocol, IPv6.

IPv4 uses a 32-bit address space which provides 4,294,967,296 (232) unique addresses. But large blocks are reserved for special networking methods.

IPV6 Address sample
IPV6 Address sample

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) developed IPv6 to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. IPv6 was intended to replace IPv4. In December 1998, IPv6 became a Draft Standard for the IETF, which subsequently ratified it as an Internet Standard on 14 July 2017.

IPv6 addresses are represented as eight groups. Which separated by colons, of four hexadecimal digits. The full representation may be shortened. For example, 
2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
becomes 2001:db8::8a2e:370:7334.

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