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What is IP address tracking software used for?

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IP-address tracking software is used to track the history of an IP address, including which device used the address, when and for how long, the current status of the address and other details. It is a useful tool for administrators to monitor and troubleshoot networks.

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The number and location of devices needing IP addresses varies over time. Since these addresses are a limited resource often purchased in blocks from provisioning companies, tracking IP-address usage not only helps network administrators troubleshoot and monitor networks, but supports purchasing decisions for planned changes in the number of addresses needed by a particular organizational unit.

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