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2008-08-01 09:00:25

By Larry Fiorino Upon first gaining popularity, the Internet appeared to have boundless opportunities for growth. Millions of people were logging on for the first time as thousands of Web sites were launched onto the World Wide Web. Despite what was first believed, the United States is now nearing growth capacity as the number of available Internet Protocol (IP) addresses continues to decline. More than 85 percent of the available IP addresses have been assigned, and the Organization for...

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2013-02-09 10:40:55

Image Credit: Photos.com An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to a device that participates in a computer network that uses the internet for communication, such as a printer or computer. The IP address has two functions, network interface identification and location addressing. IP addresses have been defined as a 32-bit number system known as Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) which is still in use today. But, with the limited availability of addresses, a...

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