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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External links[edit]

in the table 'Historical classful network architecture' the 'leading bits' part would look better in a format: 0??????? (and this is wrong: 000????? <-- add this as a comment to the table because after I've first) 10?????? (and this is wrong: 100????? read the article, I've made this mistake before reading the) 110????? table. I've made a mistake because of the misleading description above the table (first 3 leading bits). First 3 leading bits != not always 3 of them (sometimes one). More than that, I'd add something like: so the number (for the A class network) looked like: 0+ {0; 127}. There were 128 networks available within the class. For B class: 128+{0;63} , for C class 192+{0;31}. See this article source code as I don't know how wikipedia formats text.

As i see, there is not any ip showing sites like : e.t.c. in external links. Did you decided not to put this kind of sites in Ip Adress page ?

ıf it isn't there is a lot of sites like that in multi language. I think it would be helpful to viewing users. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 14:55, August 31, 2007

Here's a resource as requested that shows IP location on a map: Jlangvad (talk) 18:44, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

IP addressing system is hierarchical?[edit]

???????? (talk) 12:21, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

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 (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)