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CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101: Official Cert Guide by Kevin Wallace

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IP Characteristics

Figure 1-15 shows the IP version 4 packet header format.

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Figure 1-15 IP Version 4 Packet Header Format

The functions of the fields in an IPv4 header are as follows:

Image Version field: The Version field indicates IPv4 (with a value of 0100).

Image Header Length field: The Header Length field (commonly referred to as the Internet Header Length (IHL) field) is a 4-bit field indicating the number of 4-byte words in the IPv4 header.

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