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We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

Roland6 Silver badge

>why did you pick an address like ...

Because in the real world you'll find that devices will typically have IPv6 addresses of the form:

fe80::c6224:4ff:fef1:9a0f

and IPv4 address - provided by your DHCP server of the form: 192.168.1.181

So given the constraints of the 192.168.n.n address range, I only need to actually remember 1.181 when looking through syslogs etc.

Fundamentally, IPv4 comes from a time when making things easy for people to use was a consideration. Glad DNS was dreamt up in that era, I can see the IPv6 purist evangelists being totally against it in the same way they are against NAT...

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