The IPv6 is the 6th Internet Protocol Version. This is an advancement over the 4th Internet Protocol version (IPv4). The 6th version is also known as a set of specifications as given by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to upgrade the 4th version. This version was introduced to overcome the IP Address (10.0.0.138) pool shortage due to the increasing demand for IP Addresses across the world. Here we will elaborate this IP Address protocol version in detail. Thus the users must follow the article to get the details about the 6th protocol version of the internet.
Features of 6th Internet Protocol Version
The Internet Protocol Version 6 is the advancement over the 4th internet protocol version. This version is an Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched Internetworking. It provides the data transmission with the help of End to End Datagram. It also provides three different types of transmission access namely Unicast, Anycast & Multicast. It also provides better data security. It provides an address space of about 3.4×1038 addresses which is more than that 7.9×1028 IP Addresses as provided by the 4th protocol version.
IP Address denotation in IPv6
According to the 6th Internet Protocol Version, IP Addresses are of 128 bits. In these IP Addresses, the representation of the IP Address includes 8 octets of 16 bits each. It is a logical set of alphabets & numbers. An example of the IP Address is as follows.
As we can see here every group of the numbers & alphabets is separated by the colons. Every group here includes 4 hexadecimal digits to make an IP Address.
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