Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Back to Basics: The History of IP Interface Addresses

In the previous blog post in this series, we figured out that you might not need link-layer addresses on point-to-point links. We also started exploring whether you need network-layer addresses on individual interfaces but didn’t get very far. We’ll fix that today and discover the secrets behind IP address-per-interface design.

In the early days of computer networking, there were three common addressing paradigms:



source https://blog.ipspace.net/2021/05/fundamentals-interface-node-addresses.html?utm_source=atom_feed

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