What is an IP address?
Every computer network device/network interface that communicates using the Internet Protocol is assigned an Internet Protocol address (IP address), which can be interpreted as a human-readable number. One hand, an IP address serves as a network interface identification, and on the other hand, an IP address serves as a location address. For public IP addresses, the most common version is IPV4, a 32-bit number. In recent years, with more and more connected devices, IPv6 has developed as a result of internet growth. In IPv4 all addresses have 128 bits. Sadly, it is still hard to switch from IPv4 to IPv6. Both IPv4 and IPv6 do have private versions, since not all IP addresses need to be available to the public. IPv4 and IP46 private addresses can be used in internal networks and do not require coordination with public IP address registries.