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Internet Protocol (IP)

A data-oriented protocol used for communicating across a packet switched inter-network.

Internet Protocol (IP) Address

A unique 12 digit code that identifies a computer or device on an IP network. XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the format IP addresses take with each group of Xs representing a number between 0 and 255. IP networks use the IP address to forward messages between different devices on the network.