IP Addresses Explained by Common Craft
At the very heart of the web are a set of rules or “protocols” that let us send and receive information. By understanding Internet Protocol Addresses or IP Addresses, we can see how information is delivered on the web.
What it Teaches
Without IP addresses the internet could not function. They are essential. Unfortunately, because IP addresses are often hidden from view, we rarely hear or learn about them. This video reveals the powerful role they play on the web through a useful analogy involving traditional mail. It teaches:
- Why rules or “protocols” are important in the basic functions of the web
- Why traditional mailing addresses are an example of a protocol
- How IP addresses are used to request and receive information on the web
- Why there are two versions of IP addresses