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This article was written by Barry Bahrami of Commercial Network Services.
Importance of IP Addresses
Almost everyone has some understanding of what a public IP address is. It is a unique number assigned to devices participating on the internet so they can communicate with other devices, much like a unique telephone number is to the public telephone network. Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) was developed for the original internet, called ARPANET, back in 1978.
The IPv4 address space contains 4 billion addresses. That is simply no longer enough to accommodate all internet participants and all of their connected devices. Every ... (read more)