IP address

The IP address (Internet Protocol address) is the address of a device that's connected to a network.

Implementing IPv6 increased the number of possible addresses from four billions to 340 Undecillions.

IP addresses are required to access remote content, to identify the recipient and to exchange information. For example:

When a user opens a website, the browser will transmit the IP address of the used device. Through the IP address you can find out the user's Internet provider, his location and the amount of transfered data.