How do all servers across the world ensure unique IP addresses?


I could be totally wrong here, but I’ve always been under the impression that IP addresses are unique in that for every address, there is one and only one server/computer, and viceversa. How do you accomplish this given all the different manufacturers, countries’ internet protocols, etc.?

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It’s not actually the case. Unique addresses are required for a particular network but not for every computer there ever is. It’s like how you can’t have two cities with identical names in the same state, but two states can each have a city with the same name.

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