Comprehending IPv6 Addressing

Learning IPv6 notation can be a bit daunting at first, based not only on the use of hexadecimal numbering, but also on the length of a full address. Using notational abbreviations, as described in RFCs 4291, 5952, and 6052, can assist greatly, but hands-on practice implementing IPv6 addressing and gaining familiarity with binary, decimal, and hexadecimal conversion is key to adopting this new protocol. This section covers addition concepts that network administrators need to know, beyond just the IPv6 address itself.

IPv6 Address Prefix

IPv4 address notation is usually written with a 32-bit network address followed by a forward slash (/) and a trailing number used to delineate the network number and the associated ...

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