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Meaning of INTERNET PROTOCOL

 
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(IP) The network layer for the tcp/ip protocol suite widely used on ethernet networks, defined in std 5, rfc 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. It provides packet routing, fragmentation and re-assembly through the data link layer.

IPv4 is the version in widespread use and ipv6 is just beginning to come into use in 2000.

 

 

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