(IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. It provides packet routing, fragmentation and re-assembly through the data link layer.IPv4 is the version in widespread use and IPv6 was just beginning to come into use in 2000 but is still not widespread by 2008. [Other versions? Dates?]
Last updated: 2000-12-19
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