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<networking> (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. It provides packet routing, fragmentation and re-assembly through the data link layer.
IPv4 is the version in widespread use and IPv6 is just beginning to come into use in 2000.
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(01 May 2000)
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