IP Address, Mac addressing, Packet and Protocols
What is an IP Address?
An IP address is something that allows one computer to communicate with another via the internet. In the same sense that someone needs your mailing address to send you a letter, a remote computer needs your IP address to communicate with your computer.
What does it consist of?
Pros, Cons and examples of an IP address
Less downtime – Each time your IP address refreshes you run the risk of downtime from the server. While this is usually only for a very short time, it can wreak havoc on your gaming. Having a static address eliminates this risk.
If you have your own IP (not a shared one), you could not be hurt by your IP "colleagues":
- you will not be in the situation when your IP "colleague" send email spam, and you will be also will be catalogued as spammer.
Open Proxy Browser-Open proxies are also known for being sources of spam, and may put your IP address at risk for being spied on, which kind of defeats the purpose of changing it in the first place.
What is MAC Addressing?
What's the purpose of MAC Addressing?
Everything you do on the Internet involves packets. For example, every Web page that you receive comes as a series of packets, and every e-mail you send leaves as a series of packets. Networks that ship data around in small packets are called packet switched networks.
On the Internet, the network breaks an e-mail message into parts of a certain size in bytes. These are the packets. Each packet carries the information that will help it get to its destination -- the sender's IP Address, the intended receiver's IP address.