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Chapter 4. Networking > TCP/IP Addressing

TCP/IP Addressing

IP addresses are considered logical because they can be assigned to the NIC by the network administrator. MAC addresses are permanently burned into the NIC and are, therefore, considered physical. It is actually a Layer 2 technology. (Do not assume that a physical address and the physical layer are related.)

An IP address has four numbers, ranging from 0–255, separated by dots (decimals). 192.168.7.3 is an example of an IP address. The hostname is a “friendly” name that is given to a host (such as Ben-PC).


  

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