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  • Internet Protocol [r]: Highly resilient protocol for messages sent across the internet, first by being broken into smaller packets (each with the endpoint address attached), then moving among many mid-points by unpredictable routes, and finally being reassembled into the original message at the endpoint. IP version 4 (IPv4) is from 1980 but lacked enough addresses for the entire world and was superseded by IP version 6 (IPv6) in 1998. [e]
  • Locality of networks [r]: The assumption, in networking technologies, about the characteristics of the user space they support, and, as importantly, the user spaces they should ignore [e]


  • Internet Protocol version 6 [r]: The next-generation Internet Protocol, providing (among other benefits) a vastly increased address space (128bits), which should in turn provide the ability for an end-to-end Internet and allowing new models of communication to be developed. [e]
  • Domain Name System [r]: The Internet service which translates to and from IP addresses and domain names. [e]

Other related topics

  • Unicasting [r]: In computer networks, the transmission of a frame, packet, or message, which has a destination address that maps to one and only one target [e]
  • Multicasting [r]: In networking, the transmission of a piece of information such that its destination address is recognized by multiple targets of a multicast group. Broadcasting is a special case of the multicast group, when the group contains all addresses. [e]
  • Multihoming [r]: A wide range of techniques for providing multiple communications paths among logical or physical points in computer networks, primarily for fault tolerance but also for load distribution or traffic engineering [e]