IP Address - What's it ?
A 32-Bit Address that we use to identify the devices in the network. A Bit (Binary Digit) can hold either 0 or 1.
IP Address has 4 sets of 8 bits seperated by .(dots). Example : 192.168.0.5
In Binary, the address 192.168.0.5 is written as, 11000000.10101000.00000000.00000101.
So, to say,
First IP - 0.0.0.0
Last IP - 255.255.255.255
Total Number Of IPs - 4294967296 ie., 232
Like to find your IP ?
- Command Prompt (Windows)
- Terminal (Fedora)
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