The protocol that provides for transmitting data between devices using fixed length addresses. The protocol has no mechanisms for ensuring reliability, flow control and packet sequencing which are dealt by other protocols operation within IP.
The connectionless-mode network service protocol of TCP/IP. See also Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
The Internet Protocol (version 4), defined in RFC 791, is the network layer for the TCP/IP Protocol Suite. It is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. See also: packet switching, TCP/IP Protocol Suite, Internet Protocol Version 6. [Source: RFC1983
The basic network-layer protocol on which the Internet and intranets are based.
A unique, numerical electronic address assigned to a computer or server connected to the network. Each IP consists of a series of twelve digits. For example, 129.072.999.998 is the address for the NEC. The 129.072. is the part of the address designating the University of Wyoming. The .999 designates a building on campus. The .998 designates a specific machine within the particular building. IPs are unique to each computer.
(IP) TCP/IP protocol governing packet forwarding.
Specifies the format of data in packets, also known as datagrams, and the addressing scheme for these packets. Most networks combine IP with a higher level protocol, TCP, to establish a virtual connection between a destination and a source.
The networking protocol of the Internet.
The "IP" in voice over IP. It's one of a large family of specifications that define the transmission of information over data networks. But this one is particularly critical because it tracks the Internet addresses of nodes, routes outgoing messages, and recognizes incoming messages. It's the backbone -- or more figuratively, the language -- of the Internet.
Often used jointly with transmission control protocol, or "TCP/IP." IP is a common computer language that allows computers to communicate over the Internet, using a standard system of addressing data packets so that all routers know where to send them. A number of telecommunications systems are adapting IP to their own uses, resulting in new services such as voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).
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The internetworking protocol that forms the basis of the Internet.
The Network layer protocol on which the Internet is based. IP allows a single connectionless packet exchange. Other protocols, including TCP and UDP use IP to perform their connection-oriented or guaranteed delivery services.
The set of rules and technical specifications that enable the networks that make up the Internet to exchange data with each other. IP defines how the data will be cut into smaller pieces, or packets. Each packet -senders and receivers- is coded with an IP address. The different packets that constitute a single message may travel across the Internet by different routes and arrive at the destination in a scrambled order. A second protocol -transmission control protocol (TCP)- resequences them.
The IP is a standard that describes how software keeps track of the Internet's different addresses.
The internetwork datagram delivery protocol that is central to the Internet protocol family. Currently at version 4 (RFC 791), a new version is forthcoming from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) known as either IPNG (for "Next Generation") or IPv6 (for version 6). See also IP family.
The computer network protocol (analogous to written and verbal languages) that all machines on the Internet must know so that they can communicate with one another. IP is a layer 3 (network layer) protocol in the OSI model. The vast majority of IP devices today support IP version 4 (Ipv4) defined in RFC-791, although support for IP version 6 (Ipv6, RFC-2460) is increasing.
"Part of the TCP/IP family of protocols that describe software that tracks the Internet address of nodes
the data transmission standard for the Internet. Every computer connected to the Internet has its own IP Address, which allows a packet or unit of data to be delivered to a specific computer.
The address system of the Internet. The Internet Protocol is a four-byte addressing system, where each byte is expressed in decimal numbers and separated by a period, like "184.108.40.206".
(IP) Internet Protocol. The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connection less, best-effort packet switching protocol. It provides packet routing, fragmentation and re-assembly through the data link layer.
Protocol for sending data from computer to computer on the Internet.
A connectionless network-layer protocol from the TCP/IP suite It provides a best-efforts (fire and forget) datagram delivery service. The reliability of the Internet comes from TCP which is (CO) and implements time-outs and auto-retransmission
The Department of Defense (DoD) Internet standard protocol that defines the Internet datagram as the unit of information passed across the Internet. IP corresponds to the OSI reference model layer 3 and provides connectionless datagram service.
A unique number that distinguishes hosts and networks. IP addresses represent a piece of a universal standard that is used to identify systems connected to the Internet.
A particular component of the protocol stack by which networked hosts communicate. A network that uses this protocol is called an internet. The largest and best known internet is the Internet.
The Internet Protocol (IP) is a set of computer technologies that enable many computers to exchange information reliably and efficiently, wherever they may be, world-wide. IP is in very widespread use and has become the de facto standard for data networking. IP is the foundation of the global public Internet and is also the dominant technology used by organisations sharing private networks.
Internet software that divides data into packets before transmission over the Internet. Computers must run IP to communicate on the Internet. See also TCP.
The protocol (set of rules) that addresses packets and makes sure they are routed to their destination.
A basic protocol for exchanging packets between machines on the Internet. Other protocols are layered upon this to provide services for users. It is described in RFC 791 and RFC 1122. ISP
Basic set of rules giverning transmission on the Internet. A method for ensuring the delivery of data from one computer to another across the Internet. Every computer with access to the Internet or on a network, either private and public, is given a unique address or IP number. (This is just like when you send something in an envelope via the postal service to a house or apartment that has a specific address.) When you send (or request data) over the Internet or network, each data packet is sent to (or retrieved from) the destination address ( IP number). Internet Protocol is the protocol (set of rules) used for communication between nets and their hosts, called the TCP/IP internet layer. An IP address uniquely identifies each network and each of its hosts on the internet. Any IP address is comprised of four bytes that are represented by the IP number - four numbers (integers 0 to 255) separated by dots (000.000.0.00).
A set of rules that tell touters how to reassemble and address electronic data packets for transmission to the proper server and then on to the client computer.
The telecommunications protocol used on the Internet.
The main protocol used to transfer information packets back and forth on the Internet.
The set of standards and algorithms by which datagram s are routed across networks between different host computers. IP is concerned solely with the routing of individual datagram s. It makes no attempt to correct for data loss, regulate data flow, or distinguish between applications. It is part of the networking stack, described in MTP FAQ 1.1.
Specifies the format of datagrams (packets) and the addressing scheme on a network. Most networks combine IP with Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), which establishes a virtual connection between a destination and a source.
the layer of the Internet family of protocols that is responsible for packet routing and datagram fragmentation and reassembly.
The messenger protocol of TCP/IP, responsible for addressing and sending TCP packets over the network. IP provides a best-effort, connection-less delivery system that does not guarantee that packets arrive at their destination or that they are received in the sequence in which they were sent. See also Transmission Control Protocol.
The Internet standard routing protocol that defines the IP datagram as the unit of data transfer and provides the IP address scheme to route packets from one network location to another.
Part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. The layer three protocol used in a set of protocols which support the Internet and many private networks. IP provides a connectionless datagram delivery service for transport-layer protocols such as TCP and UDP. Part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. This is the supported protocol on UCInet.
The standard that allows dissimilar hosts to connect to each other through the Internet. This protocol defines the IP datagram as the basic unit of information sent over the Internet. The IP datagram consists of an IP header followed by a message. [San Diego State University
a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your Internet service provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN)
a way in which data is handled over networks
The network-layer communication protocol used in the DARPA Internet. IP is responsible for host-to-host addressing and routing, packet forwarding, and packet fragmentation and reassembly.
In TCP/IP, a protocol that routes data from its source to its destination in an Internet environment.
or "IP" a method or protocol by which packets of data are transmitted across a network
Protocol that carries individual packets between hosts, and allows packets to be automatically routed through multiple networks if the destination host isn't on the same network as the originating host.
The protocol that allows computers and networks on the Internet to communicate with one another.
A network protocol for addressing and sending data packets. The messenger-oriented component of TCP/IP.
A DOD standard protocol designed for use in interconnected systems of packet-switched computer communication networks. Note: IP provides for transmitting blocks of data called datagrams from sources to destinations, where sources and destinations are hosts identified by fixed-length addresses. IP also provides for fragmentation and re-assembly of long datagrams, if necessary, for transmission through small-packet networks.
Software that tracks the Internet address of nodes, routes outgoing messages and recognizes and routes incoming messages.
A standard network protocol that allows computers with different architectures and operating system software to communicate with other computers on the internet. Advanced packet systems employ the Internet Protocol (IP) standard. 18
The IP contains addressing information and some control information that allows packets to be routed. An IP address is the specific address assigned to a computer connected to the Internet.
(IP) The communications Protocol used on Internet networks.
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a technology to empower decentralised networks as opposed to centrally switched circuit switched technologies.
Its role is the transmission of data over the Internet network. This protocol uses a technique called packet switching. The information is fragmented into packets called datagrammes that contain the address of the sender and the recipient. They have a set length and are specific to each user.
IP is a set of agreements and standards on how to address and ship packets of data. Most networks combine IP with a higher-level protocol called Transport Control Protocol (TCP). Together they are jointly referred to as TCP/IP. The Internet Engineering Task Force sets IP standards. The current version of IP is version 4, abbreviated IPv4; the next generation of IP standards is version 6, which is abbreviated IPv6 or sometimes IPng. Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) ISDN is a network in which the same time-division switches and digital transmission paths are used to establish connections for different services including voice, data, e-mail, and fax. International Toll-Free Service (ITFS) International Toll Free Service (ITFS) is a fully automated, caller-dialed service option, which allows users to receive toll-free calls from 74 countries globally (as of the year 2000). These calls can be terminated to Teleglobe's customers at almost any location in the world. ITFS provides a cost-effective solution for applications such as calling card platforms, call center platforms, and business support applications.
A unique, 32-bit numeric identifier used to specify hosts and networks on the Internet. Internet Protocol (IP) numbers are part of a global, standardized scheme for identifying machines that are connected to the Internet.
Internet Protocol (IP) is a standard that defines the format of packets of information sent over the Internet and the mechanism for routing each packet to its destination. IP is the network portion of TCP/IP.
A connectionless protocol that requires no prior call setup between the source and destination systems.
IP) The standard for sending the basic unit of data, an IP datagram, through the Internet. Internet Protocol technology is a connectionless, packet based technology that can power the multi-service network in an efficient low-cost way.
One member of the TCP/IP protocol suite. IP provides a best-effort, connectionless delivery system that does not guarantee that packets arrive at their destination or that they are received in the sequence in which they were sent. This protocol is used by the Internet.
Refers to the actual computer and network address that connects you to the Internet
The protocol supporting the Internet. Internet protocol allows a large network of computers to interact efficiently over a very large geographical area.
The international standard for addressing and sending data via the Internet.
Protocol that dictates how information is passed across the Internet. An IP address is a unique string of numbers, such as 123.456.789.01, that identifies a computer on the Internet.
The protocol that enables information to be routed from one network to another in packets and then reassembled into information when the packets reach the destination computer.
Telecommunications protocol used on networks which support Internet, enabling the transmission of data packets, from one end system to another based on address information carried in the message. The Transmission Control Protocol, is used to with IP to guarantee reliable stream transport, by providing acknowledgements between the source and destination, hence reference is often made to the two protocols together (TCP / IP).
The primary protocols in the TCP/IP suite; IP is a standard protocol which specifies how data is routed from computer to computer on the Internet.
In TCP/IP, a connection Internet layer protocol that provides a best-efforts datagram delivery service. Note the functional layer (TCP/IP) corresponds to the OSI model network layer. The Internet layer provides routing and relaying functions that are used when data must be passed from a host to some other network in the Internet. It operates in the source and destination hosts and in all the routers along the path between the hosts.
The language that lets computers talk to each other over the Internet. An IP address is a set of four unique numbers that are used to locate another computer on a network.
a computer's unique address or number on the Internet
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Main protocol (i.e., set of rules that formulates the foundation of communication) that controls data flow from one point to the another. It is actually the low-level common denominator of the Internet.
The structure of communications language with which data is transfered across the Internet. Often grouped with Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) to form TCP/IP.
The transport layer protocol used as a basis of the Internet. IP enables information to be routed from one network to another in packets and then reassembled when they reach their destination
The IP part of TCP/IP; the protocol used to route a data packet from its source to its destination over the Internet. [50
(1) A protocol that routes data through a network or interconnected networks. IP acts as an interface between the higher logical layers and the physical network. This protocol, however, does not provide error recovery, flow control, or guarantee the reliability of the physical network. IP is a connectionless protocol. (2) A protocol used to route data from its source to it destination in an Internet environment.
A routable protocol in the TCP/IP protocol suite that is responsible for IP addressing, routing, and the fragmentation and reassembly of IP packets.
An industry standard, connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol used as the network layer in the TCP/IP Protocol Suite.
The communications protocol underlying the Internet, IP allows large, geographically-diverse networks of computers to communicate with each other quickly and economically over a variety of physical links.
This is a connectionless communications protocol that forms part of the basis for the TCP/IP protocol suite. It is a fast protocol, but it has no mechanism for sequencing or error conditions. Error packets are simply lost.
1) The TCP/IP protocol that provides packet delivery between the hardware and user processes. 2) The SP Switch library, provided with the Parallel System Support Programs, that follows the IP protocol of TCP/IP.
The standard protocol used by systems communicating across the Internet.
The method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet.
The art of the TCP/IP family of protocols describing software that tracks the Internet address of nodes, routes outgoing messages, and recognizes incoming messages. Used in gateways to connect networks at OSI network Level 3 and above. IP specifies the format of packets, also called datagrams, and the addressing scheme. Most networks combine IP with a higher-level protocol called Transport Control Protocol (TCP), which establishes a virtual connection between a destination and a source. IP by itself is something like the postal system. It allows you to address a package and drop it in the system, but there's no direct link between you and the recipient. TCP/IP, on the other hand, establishes a connection between two hosts so that they can send messages back and forth for a period of time. The current version of IP is IPv4. A new version, called IPv6 or IPng, is under development.
Packet transmission standard for the transmission of data, voice, video and other information over the Internet.
The protocol used on the Internet to transfer packets. This protocol can also be used on a LAN
The routing protocol part of TCP/IP that uses IP addressing to route messages from one Internet location to another. See also Internet Protocol (IP) address.
A set of rules used to send and receive messages at the Internet address level.
Internet Protocol (IP) is the basic network transmission protocol of the Internet.
n. In the Internet suite of protocols, a connectionless protocol that routes data through a network or interconnected networks and acts as an intermediary between the higher protocol layers and the physical network.
The basic protocol of the Internet. It enables the unreliable delivery of individual packets from one host to another. It makes no guarantees about whether the packet will be delivered, how long it will take, or if multiple packets will arrive in the order they were sent. Protocols built on top of this add the notions of connection and reliability. See also TCP/IP.
Also known as IP is a data-oriented protocol used by source and destination hosts for communicating data across a network. Data in this IP inter network is sent in blocks referred to as packets or datagrams
The protocol used to format packets and rules of transmission and reception over the Internet.
A unique, 32-bit number for a specific TCP/IP host on the Internet, normally printed in decimal form (for example, 220.127.116.11). Part of the TCP/IP family of protocols, it describes software that tracks the Internet address of nodes, routes outgoing messages, and recognizes incoming messages.
A packet switching protocol that is used as a network layer in the TCP/IP protocol suite.
The Internet Protocol that provides a connectionless service for the delivery of datagrams across a network.
The network layer protocol for the Internet protocol suite.
IP - A common layer or protocol used on the Internet to connect dissimilar networks and operating systems.
Connectionless transport protocol used by the Internet and the protocol from which the Internet got it's name.
The protocol within TCP/IP that governs the breakup of data messages into packets, the routing of the packets from sender to destination network and station, and the reassembly of the packets into the original data messages at the destination.
A protocol used to provide routing between different local networks in an internetwork, as well as among nodes in the same local network. See also IP address.
The part of TCP/IP that is responsible for addressing and sending TCP packets over the network.
The protocol that provides the interface from the higher level host-to-host protocols to the local network protocols. Addressing at this level is usually from host to host.
Network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite. Internet Protocol (version 4) is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol.
A unique, numeric identifier used to specify hosts and networks. Internet Protocol (IP) numbers are part of a global, standardized scheme for identifying machines that are connected to the Internet. Technically speaking, IP numbers are 32 bit addresses that consist of eight octets, and they are expressed as four numbers between 0 and 255, separated by periods, for example: 18.104.22.168.
The language of the Internet and most local area networks. If sufficient bandwidth and quality of service is provided, video conferencing is possible over IP. George Mason University uses IP to videoconference between campuses.
The connectionless-mode network service protocol of TCP/IP. IP enables the entities in a network to communicate by providing IP addresses and by numbering and sending TCP data packets over the network. NICs, PGs, and Admin Workstations in a voice over IP to communicate over a wide area network. Job Scheduler A tool that allows set up of specific commands to be executed automatically at given dates and times. A command can be scheduled to execute once, on several specific days, or on a regular schedule. Key An entry in a database index. Each key in the index corresponds to a table row and is composed of specific column values from that row.
A Layer 3 (network layer) protocol that contains addressing information and some control information that allows packets to be routed, abbreviated as IP.
the Internet standard protocol that enables sending datagrams (blocks of data) between hosts on interconnected networks. It provides a connectionless, best-effort delivery service. IP and the ICMP control protocol are the building blocks for other protocols such as TCP and UDP.
The underlying packet standard used to connect networks over the Internet. IP is half of a protocol suite that works and must work with TCP.
The abbreviation for Internet Protocol, IP refers to the set of communication standards that control communications activity on the Internet. An IP address is the number assigned to any Internet-connected computer.
The standard that computers use to transmit information over the Internet. IP defines how the information will look as it travels between computers, not what the computer will do with it. IP also defines how Internet addresses work.
This is the protocol that governs Internet networks and transmits data via routers.
The Internet Protocol is the communications language that governs the basic transfer of data across the Internet. When coupled with TCP, it allows reliable transfers to take place.
Internet Protocol is the protocol, or set of rules, that performs the addressing function of the Internet. Every packet of data traveling over Internet networks includes an IP address of its destination and of its sender. This IP address is used by routers and other devices to direct Internet traffic to its proper destination.
The Internet Protocol, defined in STD 5, RFC 791, is the network layer for the TCP/IP Protocol Suite. It is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. See also: packet switching, Request For Comments, TCP/IP Protocol Suite. See also Introduction to Protocols
A protocol that enables packets of data to be transmitted throughout the Internet using the transmission control protocol (TCP). A data entity is broken into individual packets. Each packet is wrapped with header information that indicates where the packet came from, where it is going, and what part of a whole entity it belongs to. Once the packets arrive at their destination, they are reassembled into their original order by TCP.
A set of rules used to route information between different local networks in an internetwork, as well as among nodes in the same local network. The internet protocol corresponds to layer three, the network layer, of the OSI model. See also IP address.
The network layer protocol for the Internet. It is the datagram protocol defined by RFC 791.
(IP) A network layer protocol that is part of the TCP/IP stack and allows connectionless service.
The communication protocol used in combination with TCP to form the standard means (TCP/IP) of communication on the Internet.
a.k.a. IP Internet Protocol. The method of sending data from one computer to another on the Internet. IP is part of the TCP/IP protocol and is an integral component of the Internet. Also commonly used as an abbreviation for Intellectual Property. See Also: TCP/IP, VoIP
Internet Protocol (IP) is the set of technology standards and technical specifications that enable information to be routed from one network to another over the Internet. It is the way networks exchange data with each other. For example, IP is the delivery mechanism by which your e-mail gets sent. IP defines how the data will be divided into packets; each packet is coded with an IP address; and various packets constitute a single message. These packets travel across the Internet by different routes and arrive at the destination in a scrambled order.
(IP) pronounced as two separate letters. IP specifies the format of packets, also called data grams, and the addressing scheme. Most networks combine IP with a higher-level protocol called Transport Control Protocol (TCP), which establishes a virtual connection between a destination and a source. IP Equals Internet Protocol
The portion of the TCP/IP suite that specifies packet formatting, naming and routing. Abbreviated IP.
A standard that keeps track of network addresses for different nodes, routes outgoing messages, and recognizes incoming messages.
The part of TCP/IP that handles routing.
A data communications protocol for transfer of information in packets by means of a best-efforts, connectionless, unreliable (non-error-correcting scheme)
The standard by which internet packets are composed and addressed.
Connectionless network layer protocol that forms the networking functions of the TCP/IP suite. IP networking forms the basis of networking over the Internet and allows information to be transmitted across dissimilar networks.
The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite. It is a connectionless, best-effort packet- switching protocol. ("Best-effort" means each packet is separately evaluated to find the best route available at that moment for sending the packet. Routes have formulas assigned to determine which is the most efficient for any given packet.) WWWebfx Home Page
A packet-based protocol used to exchange data over computer networks.
(IP) The TCP/IP standard protocol that defines the IP datagram as the unit of information passed across the Internet and provides the basis for connectionless packet delivery service.
The internetwork datagram delivery protocol that is central to the Internet protocol family. An IP is necessary to connect to the Internet.
The common set of instructions by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. As any type of data is sent, it is divided into small chunks or packets that contain the addresses of the sender and receiver. Since there are a number of packets to be delivered, they may take different routes as they make their way to their destination. Even if they arrive out of order, the transmission control protocol (TCP), which keeps track of the packets' sequence, will reassemble them back in the right order.
Any protocol that is part of the TCP/IP protocol stack. See TCP/IP.
A Layer three (network layer) protocol that contains addressing information and some control information that allows packets to be routed. Documented in RFC 791.
A set of rules by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. Used in conjunction with Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), IP handles the address part of each packet to ensure that it gets to the correct destination.
Internet Protocol are rules by which computers on the Internet communicate with each other. They are the basis for the packets of information to be delivered.
IP) The most basic (defining) foundation of the Internet. A way of naming things that are a part of the Internet, and the definition of an Internet packet (unit of transmitted information). IP is going to be replaced in time by IPv6 (also called IPNG). IPv6 will provide better security, a vastly increased ability to name things, and the ability to differentiate between high priority and lower priority network traffic.
Internet Protocol is the method by which data is transmitted between computers connected to the Internet. Each computer on the Internet has at least one IP address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on the Internet, making it possible for data to be transmitted to a particular destination.
Internet Protocol (IP) Communications standard that defines the unit of information passed between systems and provides a basis packet delivery service for the Internet.
A network layer (Layer 3) standard for data transmission that performs the addressing function and contains some control information to allow packets to be routed through networks.
IP is a global standard for sharing data, which allows a single network to carry different types of information.
The low-level format for messages sent between computers on the InterNet or on an IntraNet. Normally, IP is hidden from end users and applications, except for IP Addresses which identify individual computers on the network. Instead, IP messages are used as building blocks by the higher-level formats such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP.
IP is the protocol used to send data from one computer to another over the Internet. The IP protocol describes how Internet computers keep track of the IP address of each computer on the network and route packets of data from one IP address to another.
The basic protocol used for the Internet. Information is put into a single packet; the packet contains the address of the sender and the recipient and is then sent out. The receiving system removes the information from the packet.
Internet Protocol is one layer of a set of protocols which devices on the Internet use to communicate with each other. It defines how packets of data get from their source to their destination.
The computer network protocol (analogous to written and verbal languages) that all machines on the Internet must know so that they can communicate with one another. It also is the network layer of TCP/IP which controls the flow of data packets.
A communication protocol which routes packets of data from one node on the internet to another. IP routes each packet based on a four byte destination address (the IP number, e.g., 123.456.789.1). Ranges of numbers are assigned to different organizations. The organizations then assign groups of their numbers to sections or departments. IP operates on gateway machines that move data from department to organization to region and then around the world.
The Internet Protocol, defined in STD 5, RFC 791, is the networklayer for the TCP/IP Protocol Suite. It is a connectionless,best-effort packet switching protocol. See also: packetswitching, Request For Comments, TCP/IP Protocol Suite. Internet Registry (IR)
A scheme that enables information to be routed from one network to another as necessary.
A standard that describes how packets of data are transported across the Internet and recognized as an incoming message.
set of communication standards which control activity on the Internet. An IP address is the number assigned to any computer connected to the Internet, and is the only way in which information sent through the Internet can find its way to that computer. It is a number of the form A.B.C.D where each letter represents a number from 0 to 255, e.g. 22.214.171.124. See also domain name system.
Internet Protocol (IP) is the protocol that specifies the format of packets, also called datagrams, and the addressing scheme.
The protocol used to send data from one computer to another on the Internet. IP is at the network layer, just above the physical layer and below the transport layer. Each computer on the Internet has an IP address that uniquely identifies it. Using the IP protocol, data is sent between them in small packets. Packets can be sent by different routes over the Internet and may arrive in a different order than they were sent in; transport layer protocols (such as TCP) must put them together correctly to deliver the data in its correct format. Opto 22 SNAP Ethernet I/O systems take advantage of the standardization the IP protocol provides. Because they use IP, they can communicate over several physical layers (wired Ethernet, wireless, etc.) and exchange data with applications at higher levels ( HMIs, manufacturing resource planning, enterprise management systems, databases, email systems, OPC clients, Modbus/TCP software and hardware, and so on).
The underlying transport protocol for the internet suite of products. The internet protocol is supported by an international user/developer community and has been developed with open standards. The entire suite often is called the transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) because the transmission control protocol and the internet protocol are the two most fundamental protocols.
The primary network layer protocol of the TCP/IP protocol suite, IP is probably the most widely used network protocol in the world. IP is responsible for addressing and sending TCP packets over the network.
The standardised method used to transmit information via the internet. With IP, messages are divided into packets that are sent individually to the delivery address using interconnecting computers. Upon delivery, the data packages are re-assembled using the transmission control protocol (TCP).
A connectionless best-effort packet switching protocol that resides in the Internet layer and has two major functions: internet addressing and fragmentation of messages.
The Internet Protocol (IP) is a data-oriented protocol used for communicating data across a packet-switched internetwork.