How does my IP address get assigned to me? Is there any ordering? For instance by time or by location or by queue? Who divvies up the IP addresses at each level, and what method do they use?
What do the individual parts of the IP address mean? (ex. 188.8.131.52) Does it move from least geographically specific at the left to most at the right?
I'm especially interested in understand the correlation between geographic location and IP address.