N/APosted on - 06/23/2011
I have different type of address. My issue is about networking address. Actually I want to know global address & local address .I know about address, but can not separate global & local address . For my perception, If you use an example, then it very easy for me.
Thank you for this.
Difference between global & local address.
I will site to you an example to further understand the difference between the two IP addresses- local and Global Addresses:
Ahany has two computers and are both connected to a router which is connected to the internet.
*ISP (internet service provider) assigned Ahany an IP address of 22.214.171.124
**LOCAL IP ADDRESS: 126.96.36.199
**GLOBAL IP ADDRESS: 188.8.131.52
COMPUTER A IP: 184.108.40.206
COMPUTER B IP: 220.127.116.11
So when Ahany wants to connect to the internet using computer A or computer B the traffic is passed through IP address 18.104.22.168 which is the global IP ADDRESS. In this case, the router acts as the gateway to the internet using global IP ADDRESS 22.214.171.124. If one person from internet wants to connect with Ahany, they use global IP ADDRESS 126.96.36.199. Now, router determines which computer the traffic is intended for whether Ahany uses computer A or computer B.
Ahany can however communicate between her two computers within her house using local IP address 188.8.131.52.
As a conclusion,
Local IP address is intended to be used by other computers on a local area network (LAN), it is often called private IP address where you can communicate and exchange information within a closed network while Global IP address is assigned by the internet service provider and can be communicated with anywhere on the internet. Global IP ADDRESSES are unique and only assigned to a single computer or a device.