Learn about Internet Protocol - IP

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Short for Internet Protocol, IP is an address of a computer or other network device on a network using IP or TCP/IP . For example, the number "" is an example of such an address. These addresses are similar to addresses used on houses and help data reach its appropriate destination on a network.

Ranges 127.x.x.x are reserved for loopback tests, for example, Ranges are used to broadcast to all hosts on the local network.

All IP addresses are broken down into 4 sets of octets that break down into binary to represent the actual IP address.