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With 1,494,709 views on Friday, 11 October 2019 our article of the day is IPv4.
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the fourth version of the Internet Protocol (IP). It is one of the core protocols of standards-based internetworking methods in the Internet and other packet-switched networks. IPv4 was the first version deployed for production in the ARPANET in 1983. It still routes most Internet traffic today, despite the ongoing deployment of a successor protocol, IPv6. IPv4 is described in IETF publication RFC 791 (September 1981), replacing an earlier definition (RFC 760, January 1980).
IPv4 uses a 32-bit address space, which limits the number of unique hosts to 4,294,967,296 (232), but large blocks are reserved for special networking methods.
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