Definitions for "IP Number"
Keywords:  quad, dot, remember, unique, easier
A unique number consisting of 4 parts (octets) separated by periods. This number is used as the address of a computer in a TCP/IP network. For example: Every machine that is on the Internet has a unique IP number. Because these numbers are difficult to remember, machines have a domain name instead. A Domain Name Server (DNS) will convert the name to the number for the computers to use.
Also known as the IP address. A unique number consisting of 4 parts separated by periods, sometimes called a "dotted quad.," for example:, assigned to every computer/workstations connected to the Internet. IP numbers can be "static," that is assigned and unchanging, or "dynamic," assigned by a server (with a static IP number) at each and every startup. Some Internet operations require a static IP number. Most Interent servers also have a domain name, a plain language name that is generally easier to remember than a series of numbers.
Every computer connected to the Internet has a unique Internet Protocol number to identify it. An IP number consists of four sections separated by dots: for instance,
Numeric representation of a host name. Example: