Reply to post: Re: IVP4, IVP6 Ehhh

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone

David Lawton

Re: IVP4, IVP6 Ehhh

IPv6 can be made easy to remember. If you get a /48 from your Business ISP (or /64 if we are talking residential) You would only have to remember the first 3 sections /48 ie 2001:db8:a0b:: . That is not too hard, not as nice as IPv4 but still not too bad. Then since we manage the rest of the address space(host part) just use all zeros until the last segment. So 2001:0db8:0a0b:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001

Once you get use the rules on shortening the IP's you can now express it as 2001:db8:a0b::0001

IPv6 did really baffle me but i was determined to get my head around it so spent a day just reading and reading until i got it. Biggest problem is waiting for the ISPs to support it so you can play properly.

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