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    home PC.addy.

    right then.

    a few questions......regarding P.C addresses.

    every P.C as you know,has it's own address. I.E 123.345.567.789.

    questions :

    No 1.....where does this number come from ?

    No 2.....who or what decides what number each one is ?

    No 3.....where is it stored on the P.C,and how ?(what about upgrades and interchangeable parts ?)

    No 4.....is it changeable ?

    No 5.....how come,none are ever duplicated (or are they ?)

    i have a few more questions,but they are dependent on some of the answers.

    cheers.

    ill be back soon,
    just watching some paint dry.

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    An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address. Within an isolated network, you can assign IP addresses at random as long as each one is unique. However, connecting a private network to the Internet requires using registered IP addresses (called Internet addresses) to avoid duplicates.

    The four numbers in an IP address are used in different ways to identify a particular network and a host on that network. The InterNIC Registration Service assigns Internet addresses from the following three classes.

    Class A - supports 16 million hosts on each of 127 networks
    Class B - supports 65,000 hosts on each of 16,000 networks
    Class C - supports 254 hosts on each of 2 million networks
    The number of unassigned Internet addresses is running out, so a new classless scheme called CIDR is gradually replacing the system based on classes A, B, and C and is tied to adoption of IPv6.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, HARRY, try this site below:
    http://www.networkcomputing.com/netdesign/ip101.html

    Hope this helps,
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    thanks for that Big Booger.
    just having a look through the site you posted.
    knowledge,wonderful thing.

    ill be back soon,
    just watching some paint dry.

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    No problem harry, any more questions, don't hesitate. Can't guarantee results, but we do our best.
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    hey harrytb I took 2 10 week classes on tcp/ip so i can try and help if you have any questions...my school book was about three inches thick so i have quite a ref. if you need me to look anything up.



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    thanks you guys.
    "i'll be back!"

    ill be back soon,
    just watching some paint dry.

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