The Internet Protocol (IP) is the main protocol for sending packets accross the internet. It belongs to the internet layer in the internet protocol suite with the variants IPv4 and IPv6.

The Internet Protocol (IP) is the main protocol for sending packets across the internet. It belongs to the internet layer in the internet protocol suite with the variants IPv4 and IPv6. IP is connectionless which uses IP addresses to deliver packets bridging different networks to the intended host. Additionally to some headers like addresses it usually contains the transport layer information as payload.

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