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IP Address

Internet Protocol address - An IP address is a 32-bit number (4 decimal numbers separated by a point, e.g. that uniquely identifies each computer (or device) connected to the network using the TCP/IP protocol. The IP address has two functions:

- to uniquely identify a device connected to the network
- to provide the route to reach this device

IP addresses can be:

Dynamic - They are assigned by a DHCP server (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) within a LAN network dynamically and automatically between a series of available addresses.

Statics - These are addresses that remain equal over time.

Internet Protocol address
Internet Protocol address
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