|Sep 29, 2004, 01:19 PM||#1|
Is an IP address part of the computer?
Is an IP address part of the computer or part of the internet provider? That is, if I change internet providers my IP address changes, right?
Got in a discussion about this in class and someone said it was a permanent ID on the computer...
|Sep 29, 2004, 01:29 PM||#2|
The MAC address is part of the equipment/hardware, and is the permanent ID burned into your computer.
You'll see it printed on a sticker on your machine somewhere, which is why some networks keep a list of banned MAC addresses of the network abusers.
The IP address is part of the network, and can change depending on how the network is set up.
|Sep 29, 2004, 02:26 PM||#3|
IP address is not part of the computer, it is simply borrowed (if you will) from the network infrastructure to utilize the network.
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