What is IPV4? - Explained

What is IPV4? - Explained

Unlike manual addressing the houses and places in an area, the digital devices which connected to the internet needed to be addressed and keep a record with the MAC address which embedded into the connected device. 

What is IPV4?

IPV4 is a communication addressing protocol known as the fourth version of Internet Protocol. IPv4 is a connection-less protocol used on packet-switched networks. IPv4 is one of the core protocols of standards-based internet-working methods in the internet that we used daily in our life and most of the internet traffic is routed by using the IPv4 even today. 

IPv4 is deployed by ARPANET in 1983. IPv4 operates on a best effort delivery model and it does not guarantee delivery or proper sequencing or duplicate delivery. But the above aspects are managed by transport layer protocols like transmission control protocol also known as TCP.

IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses which means it does have an limit of 4,294,967,296 addresses that can be assigned devices which are connected to the internet by using the MAC address