What is IP Address?

What is IP Address?

 IP Address whose full form is “Internet Protocol Address”.  IP Address is a set or group of rules.  Its function is to control communication between devices through the network.  That is, first it identifies the device on the network.  After this the data is sent or received between them.  Whenever data is sent through a computer, it divides that data into small pieces which are called packets.  Here it is ensured that the packet is going to the right destination or the right IP address because IP information is added to each packet.  IP Address is also known as IP number or Internet address.

what is ipv4? :

 IPv4 was the first version of IP here.  It was first used by ARPANET in 1983.  Today mostly this type of wire is used.  Friends, IPv4 is 32-bit.  It contains a maximum of 4.3 billion unique IP addresses.  Each set uses 8 bits.  Its maximum range is from 0 to 255.  It is specifically used to identify the device on the network, meaning here it identifies the device on the network by using the addressing system.  Currently, around 94% of this is used in the current network.

What is IPv6?

 IPv6 is the smallest and very latest version of IP.  IPv6 is mainly 128-bit.  It was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force in 1995.  The basic objective of developing it is to overcome the deficiency of IPv4.  It was developed to meet the requirement of maximum IP addresses.  This will prove to be very helpful in the coming future because friends, the use of internet is increasing day by day and the need for IP address will also increase.  It includes a maximum of 340 trillion unique IP addresses.

What is the difference between IPv4 and IPv6?

 Some differences between IPv4 and IPv6 are as follows-

 • 32 bits are used in IPv4 while 128 bits are used in IPv6.

 • In IPv4, only number and Dot are used, whereas in IPv6, Number, Hexadecimal Number and Colon are used.

 • There is no such thing as security in IPv4, whereas if we talk about IPv6, then IPsec is supported in security.

 • IPv4 uses Class D for multicast, whereas IPv6 uses a dedicated multicast address range.

 • IPv4 can generate only 4 billion unique addresses while IPv6 can generate maximum 340 trillion unique addresses.

 • IPv4 is capable of providing 12 header fields while IPv6 provides only 8 header fields.

 • Checksum field is available in IPv4 but on the contrary, checksum field is not available in IPv6.


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