Definition: The Internet Protocol (IP) is used to deliver data packets to their proper destination. Each packet contains both the originating and destination IP address. Each router or gateway that receives the packet will look at the destination address and determine how to forward the packet on. The packet will be passed from device to device in this way until it reaches its destination.

Also Known As: Internet Protocol


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