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Cisco® Networking All-in-One For Dummies® by Edward Tetz

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Chapter 1: Making the Most of IPv4

In This Chapter

check.png Getting a grip on the IP address structure

check.png Understanding IP network classes

check.png Working with special IP addresses

check.png Understanding subnetting

check.png Updating your knowledge with Classless InterDomain Routing

Internet Protocol (IP) version 4 (IPv4) is the current standard “IP” protocol used with TCP/IP — Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol — which is the protocol for Internet addressing. In this chapter, you see how IP addresses are structured and broken down into categories and then further broken down for management. None of this information should strike you as too difficult, especially if you have already made your way through Book I.

remember.eps In this chapter, when I refer to IP, I mean IPv4. I discuss IP version 6 (IPv6) (the new standard that is just starting to be rolled out as of this writing), in detail in Chapter 4 of this minibook. ...

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