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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.
  • Fix weird grammatical error in the third paragraph from the top of the page ("displayed in human-readable notations, such as notations, such as *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.
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Semi-protected edit request on 22 April 2019[edit]

What is my IP Address?

Your IP address is something you probably rarely think about, but it's vitally important to your online lifestyle. Without an IP address, you wouldn't be able to get today's weather, check the latest news or look at videos online.

As time goes by, there's a lot of free Geolocation tools [1] that you can use on how you are able to determine your ip address [2], ISP [3], security type and other crucial ip address data is available through this tool. At some point, this kind of tools was a big help for you to know their location and other information you may want to know. Rektdata (talk) 06:39, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ IPDetectives, A Free IP Geolocation Tool (April 2019)
  2. ^ IP Address?, Internet Protocol, Version 4 & 6 (IPv4, IPv6)
  3. ^ MyIP, Internet Service Provider Tool
I don't see how this fits into the article. It doesn't strike me as encyclopedic content, at least not as written. Please feel free to elaborate and reopen this request if needed. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 13:31, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 May 2019[edit]

Hello there,

Just want to inform you that you have broken link on the "Diagnostic Tootls -- lanstat", I'm glad if you let my link as replacement to the broken link. It's a free IP Lookup tool (https://ipdetectives.io/). Hope you will let me to replace my web page. Thank you! Rektdata (talk) 07:49, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

The best thing to do would be to write the article Lanstat, but we can't add external links in the body text (see Wikipedia:External links). Your tool looks great, but we rarely link to tools. – Þjarkur (talk) 10:30, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 May 2019[edit]

When the link-local IPv4 address block was reserved, no standards existed for mechanisms of address autoconfiguration. Filling the void, Microsoft developed a protocol called Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA), whose first public implementation appeared in Windows 98.[11] APIPA has been deployed on millions of machines and became a de facto standard in the industry. Many years later, in May 2005, the IETF defined a formal standard for it.[12]


Could you remove "Many years later" from the last sentence? No other dates are given, and this phrase isn't really useful if nothing talks about the original date. 208.95.51.53 (talk) 13:20, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

 Done NiciVampireHeart 13:25, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 September 2019[edit]

Could u please make it shorter it will take a lifetime for me and my friends to read it96.81.60.145 (talk) 15:50, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Not done, It should be easy to read. It's only 31,778 bytes so it is short already.--SharabSalam (talk) 17:06, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
4000 words is not exactly brief. ~Kvng (talk) 14:13, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Maybe not brief, but quite readable in the current size. Not to mention that you usually don't have to read 100% of the article. BernardoSulzbach (talk) 16:21, 16 September 2019 (UTC)