Your IP is: 54.156.42.165

What is my IP Address

The IP acronym stands for Internet Protocol. This protocol is used to describe a standard that is in charge of sending and receiving data by means of a network. However, IPs do not have a confirmation mechanism i.e. it is not possible to inform whether a data packet was successfully received or not, then the files sent, which in theory is a copy of the original, may get damaged, it can also be delivered in random order or it may simply not arrive.

In most cases, the sent data exceed a maximum allowed by the network; in that case, they are divided into smaller packets, and then the file is rebuilt in a specific receiver computer.Therefore, An Internet Protocol address (IP Address) is a numerical label assigned to a device (a computer or a printer for example) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

The IP address has two main functions which are: to identify the interface hosting (called host) or network and routed files to that location. Their role can be represented as follows: "A name would indicate what we seek, an address would indicate where it is and a route indicates how we could get there.

The IP address contains a number that eases to hierarchically and logically identify an equipment interface that is connected to a network and uses the Internet Protocol (like in a computer for example). However, it is important to mention that IP addresses are not static but may vary in each connection; that means if you now have a number of IP address for your computer, this does not imply it would be always the same but it can vary at each connection; this is known as dynamic IP. Moreover, internet sites, contrary to the users thereof, have a static IP address. This is because they must be permanently connected to the network and if their IP address change then reaching the page would be troublesome. Computers access websites via IP addresses, but for users is far better to remember a name than a number by which we access them through domain names.

Normally, IP addresses consist of a series of four numbers ranging from 0 to 255, each part of the IP address is separated by a point such as: 95.201.24.106. In fact the number would be 9520124106 but in order to facilitate the manipulation it is divided in this way. However IP designers have defined an IP address as a 32-bit system, known as Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) which is still in use today. However, due to the growth of Internet and the predicted depletion of available addresses, a new version of IP (IPv6) has been created using 128 bits for the address, this new protocol was developed in 1995. The IPv6 was standardized as RFC 2460 in 1998, and its implementation has been ongoing since 2000.

There is also an organization for the regulation of IP addresses called Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). It manages the IP space allocations globally and delegates addresses five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) to allocate IP address blocks to local Internet registries is decira the Internet service providers and other entities. However, this is not the only one, the IANA authorized six headquarters globally to administer the IP addresses.

Normally, IP addresses consist of a series of four numbers ranging from 0 to 255, each part of the IP address is separated by a point such as: 95.201.24.106. In fact the number would be 9520124106 but in order to facilitate the manipulation it is divided in this way. However IP designers have defined an IP address as a 32-bit system, known as Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) which is still in use today. However, due to the growth of Internet and the predicted depletion of available addresses, a new version of IP (IPv6) has been created using 128 bits for the address, this new protocol was developed in 1995. The IPv6 was standardized as RFC 2460 in 1998, and its implementation has been ongoing since 2000.

There is also an organization for the regulation of IP addresses called Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). It manages the IP space allocations globally and delegates addresses five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) to allocate IP address blocks to local Internet registries is decira the Internet service providers and other entities. However, this is not the only one, the IANA authorized six headquarters globally to administer the IP addresses.

Amendments to the IP

As mentioned above, the IP addresses are usually not static and are often exposed to changes for different reasons which will be explained below. Changing IP Blocking or Firewall: The firewalls perform a lock on the Internet Protocol to protect networks against unauthorized access. They are common on the Internet today. They control access to networks based on the IP address of a client computer. Whether a blacklist or whitelist is used, the IP address that is blocked is the perceived IP address of the client, which means that if the client is using a proxy server or NAT (network address translation), blocking an IP address may block many individual computers.

IP address translation (NAT): The NAT device assigns port numbers TCP or UDP on the side of the largest to individual private addresses on the public embedded network. In small home networks, NAT functions are typically implemented on a residential output device, usually known as "router". In this scenario, the computers connected to the router would have private IP addresses and the router would have a public address to communicate on the Internet. This type of router allows multiple computers to share one public IP address.

Classification of IP as its operational use IP addresses can be classified into several classes according to their operational characteristics, among them we can find the following: unicast, multicast, anycast and broadcast.

Unicast Addresses: The most common concept of an IP address is unicast routing, available in both IPv4 and IPv6. It usually refers to a single issuer or a single receiver, and can be used for both sending and receiving. Usually, a unicast address is associated with a single device or host, but not a one-to-one basis. Some individual computers have several unicast addresses, each for its own distinct purpose. Sending the same data to multiple unicast addresses requires the sender to send all data multiple times, once for each recipient.

Broadcast Addresses: IPv4 addresses are in which it is possible to send data to all possible destinations ("all hosts broadcast"), allowing the sender to send data at once, and all recipients receive a copy thereof. In IPv4, the address 255.255.255.255 is used for local transmission. In addition, a directed diffusion (sometimes limited) can be made by combining the network prefix with a reception suffix composed entirely of binary codes. For example, the destination address used for a broadcast address to the devices on the network 192.0.2.0/24 is 192.0.2.255. The IPv6s do not implement addressing dissemination because they replaced it by the multicast address all multicast nodes defined specifically.

Conclusion and further information

All in all, IP addresses are identity numbers from web addresses and devices that are connected to the internet. They are used to ensure the submission of information or contact websites to the users with the help of internet providers. For that reason here we offer this tool so you can see the IP address either your computer or your mobile device. There are many reasons why you may need your IP number so it is always good to have on hand a tool that easily provide it. Moreover, operating systems provide various diagnostic tools to examine their network interface and address configuration. Windows provides a command line interface with ip configuration tools, and net, moreover users of Unix-like systems can use: ifconfig, netstat, route, lanstat, fstat, or iproute2 utilities to meet this task.

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