Checking out IPv6 addressing.

11 Dec

CCIE or Null!

IPv6 definitely a subject that is being pushed more and more as time passes, with good reason it’s the way the internet is moving. I’m not going to cover the history of IPv6 and why we are going to start seeing IPv6 becoming more and more prevalent as time goes on, but we will take a quick high level view of some of the major differences of IPv6 addressing for example:

The address format, as we are well aware of IPv4 address are 32-bits long broken up into 4 octets that are 8-bits long. This format has been accepted so everyone is comfortable writing, memorizing, and understands this format.

IPv6 addresses on the other hand are 128-bits in length making it near impossible to continue the decimal format we all know and love in IPv4. That’s why the IPv6 address are represented as 32 Hex characters (compared to 128 decimal characters). This…

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