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What is an IP address?

Internet Protocol is the language that computers use to deliver packets of information or data across networks. Your IP address is used to identify your computer, mobile device, or appliance on your home/office network or the internet.

IP addresses are made up of four 8-bit octets (0 to 255) separated by a period (full stop). This forms a 32-bit numeric address, meaning that there are about 4,294,967,296 usable addresses. Amazingly they are going to run out any day now!

Don't you panic none! The boffins have already invented IPv6 which has enough addresses to give each person alive today about 51,557,934,381,960,373,252,026,455,671 addresses!

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