The World Wide Internet
What is an IP ADDRESS
WHAT IS AN INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS (IP ADDRESS)?
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the internet protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. Its role has been characterized as follows: "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there.