Friday, May 20, 2011

Internet Protocol version 6 - IPv6

The Internet's growth has created a need for more addresses than IPv4 (the one we're using these days) is capable of. IPv6 allows for vastly more numerical addresses. 
While IPv4 allows 32 bits for an Internet Protocol address, and can therefore support 232 (4,294,967,296) addresses, IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses, so the new address space supports 2128 (approximately 340 undecillion or 3.4×1038) addresses.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a version of the Internet Protocol (IP) that is designed to succeed Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). The Internet operates by transferring data in small packets that are independently routed across networks as specified by an international communications protocol known as the Internet Protocol. Each data packet contains two numeric addresses that are the packet's origin and destination devices.


  1. Never knew this very interesting.

  2. This is extremely interesting! Always wondered how this worked!

  3. IPv6 are too difficult to memorize >_<
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