Internet Protocol 6 – IPv6

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Internet Protocol Version 6 – IPv6 is supposed to be the successor of the Internet Protocol Version 4 – IPv4. IPv6  was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. The final target is to replace IPv4.

Devices on the Internet have an IP address attached. Since the internet is growing and growing, the expectation is that the internet will run out of available IPv4 addresses. IPv6 would address this issue since it allows far more addresses, hence devices.

In Wikipedia (2023) IPv6 addresses are explained as the following, quote:” IPv6 addresses are represented as eight groups of four hexadecimal digits each, separated by colons. The full representation may be shortened; for example, 2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334 becomes 2001:db8::8a2e:370:7334.”

Difference between IPv4 and IPv6 address:

  • (Public IPv4 address that points to
  • 2606:4700::6812:11ec (Public IPv6 address that points to

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