Computer Networking

What is your IP address?

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2015-04-26 09:14:12

In the most widely installed level of the Internet Protocol (IP)

today, an IP address is a 32-bit number that identifies each sender

or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the

Internet. When you request an HTML page or send e-mail, the

Internet Protocol part of TCP/IP includes your IP address in the

message (actually, in each of the packets if more than one is

required) and sends it to the IP address that is obtained by

looking up the domain name in the Uniform Resource Locator you

requested or in the e-mail address you're sending a note to. At the

other end, the recipient can see the IP address of the Web page

requestor or the e-mail sender and can respond by sending another

message using the IP address it received.

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