Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
Definition - What does Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) mean?
Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) is the fourth revision of the IP and a widely used protocol in data communication over different kinds of networks. IPv4 is a connectionless protocol used in packet-switched layer networks, such as Ethernet. It provides the logical connection between network devices by providing identification for each device. There are many ways to configure IPv4 with all kinds of devices - including manual and automatic configurations - depending on the network type.
IPv4 is based on the best-effort model. This model guarantees neither delivery nor avoidance of duplicate delivery; these aspects are handled by the upper layer transport.
Techopedia explains Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
- Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
- Internet Protocol Version 4 Packet Header (IPv4 packet header)
- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
- Internet Protocol (IP)
- Subnet Mask
- Multicast Address
- Broadcast Address
- IP Storage (IPS)
- Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
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