The Format of an IPv6 Address

Understanding the basic format of an IPv6 address is important for certification and for the actual implementation of IPv6. A few key details about IPv6 and its format are as follows:

Image Length: IPv6 addresses are 128 bits (16 bytes) long.

Image Groupings: IPv6 addresses are segmented into eight groups of four hex characters.

Image Separation of groups: Each group is separated by a colon (:).

Length of mask: Usually 50 percent (64 ...

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