IP Address – A Beginner’s Guide to IP Addressing

InternetProtocolv4 Pictorical Representation

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)
    > ipconfig
  • Terminal (Fedora)
    > ifconfig

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