What is an IP Address?


IP in an IP address stands for Internet Protocol. The Internet is a collection of networks on a global scale. In any network, every device needs a unique identity to send and receive traffic. IP address solves this problem where it provides an address for each end device to communicate freely.

Over the internet, every address is meant to be unique and identifies the location of an end device from a network perspective. However, an IP address also reveals other information of an end device such as the country it is coming from and the ISP the end device is connected to.

To understand IP addressing better, please refer to my short video below, simplifying the concept even further.

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Rafay Rasool is a Network Specialist with over 8 years of experience designing, configuring and implementing core network solutions based predominantly but not limited to Juniper Routers, Switches and Firewalls along with other vendors such as Cisco, Huawei, Siemens, Aerohive, Ringmaster, Pulse etc for Internet Service Provider and Enterprise Networks.

Rafay is an avid supporter of network automation and likes to code and automate networking solutions.