IP stands for "Internet Protocol". It is one of the fundamental protocols that powers the internet. IP is how data is able to be routed to the correct destination - your computer is assigned an IP address, and when you need to get data back, that data gets sent to your IP address.
I still don't have any idea what this tag's supposed meaning is, nor what questions should be tagged with it.
Now, there's the
ip utility which replaces
ifconfig, but then the tag makes no mention of it.
What is the usage of the ip tag, if any?