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The IP Address
by smbea mabelle@msc.net.ph


Your IP address or Internet Protocol address is hidden behind your Fully Qualified Domain Name. You don't really need to use it, but it is mostly used by gateway systems (the equipment or software that enables communication between computer systems using dissimilar protocols) that forward or route your message from your computer to another computer.

Your IP address is composed of a series of four numbers (one to three digits each), and divided by dots. The IP address of an MSC subscriber is 210.16.49.xx.

Here are examples of sites with their domain name and IP addresses:

Organization nameFQDNIP Address

FTP server at
Stanford University

sumex-aim.stanford.edu

36.44.0.6

Apple Corporation

apple.com

130.43.2.2

Electronic Frontier Foundation

eff.org

192.88.144.3

 


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