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Network+ Training Guide by Mike Harwood, Drew Bird

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IP Addressing

  • Identify IP addresses (IPv4, IPv6) and their default subnet masks.

Addressing is perhaps the most challenging aspect of TCP/IP. It's certainly a topic that has many people scratching their heads for a while. The following sections look at how IP addressing works for both IPv4 and the newest version of the IP, IPv6. In today's IT environment, and certainly in the immediate future, IPv4 will remain the protocol of choice for networking. For that reason, this chapter dedicates considerably more time to it.

General IP Addressing Principles

To communicate on a network using the TCP/IP protocol, each system has to be assigned a unique address. The address defines both the number of the network to which the device is attached and the address ...

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