O'Reilly logo

TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 16. IPV4 ADDRESSING CONCEPTS AND ISSUES

image with no caption

The primary job of the Internet Protocol (IP) is delivering messages between devices, and like any good delivery service, it can't do its job too well if it doesn't know where the recipients are located. Obviously then, one of the most important functions of IP is addressing. IP addressing is used not only to uniquely identify IP addresses, but also to facilitate the routing of IP datagrams over internetworks. IP addresses are used and referred to extensively in TCP/IP networking.

Even though the original IP addressing scheme was relatively simple, it has become complex over time as changes have been ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required