Talk:IP address

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for IP address:
  • Add a section about the different types of notation (dotted decimal notation, hexadecimal, binary, etc.)
  • Some history
  • How many IP addresses are static vs. dynamic?
  • A section on IP address assignation, which mentions IANA and a short description of the hierarchy. It could probably include the information from "International IP ranges" on the Talk page.
  • Add authoritative regular expressions for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
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Removed video[edit]

Hello Kbrose, could you tell me why I'm wrong with this video. I ask, because you didn't proved an edit summary or talk page entry. --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 15:50, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

That's not right: in this edit, the summary was clear: "video spam, classes are obsolete anyways". I don't want to watch a video to review it unless there is first a reason given as to how the video would help this article. Johnuniq (talk) 22:51, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Then please watch it, it's about IP adresses, URI, etc. What's wrong with it? --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 23:29, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

These videos are all in the style of YouTube, and appear more motivated by self-promotion than correct information. WP is not Youtube where anyone can publish their homemade movies. It is difficult to even watch this. As far as technical content, IP classes do not exist anymore. Classful networking was abandoned 20 years ago. Kbrose (talk) 00:38, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Is Living In A Fantasy Land[edit]

IP addresses are shared by a network. IP addresses commonly point to the wrong city. And, these days, IP addresses change for no apparent reason every so many days-to-months, assumably changed by ISPs, or some other such thing. So, why did I read sentences on this page claiming that every unique thing in the house gets it's own IP address? You lot are lying through your teeth. And, Wikipedia needs a complete overhaul to stop treating an IP address like it pinpoints who, and where someone is. (My current address says I'm way up North of where I am. I mean, way up North, in a completely different section of the entire state. It used to just commonly be in one of the neighboring cities... Now, it's got me claimed all the way up there...) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.19.247.182 (talk) 09:12, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Under IPv4, IP addresses change a lot, and are increasingly hard to associate with a location. Under IPv6, there's lots of addresses, they don't tend to change very much at all. TcomptonMA 12:15, 17 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by TcomptonMA (talkcontribs)

My IP address changed twice somehow. 75.70.87.122 (talk) 20:47, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 August 2014[edit]

2.178.11.138 (talk) 12:38, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 14:15, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 August 2014[edit]

117.253.191.144 (talk) 16:41, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
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