Reply to post: Re: why did IPv6 use 128bit Hex?

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

Nanashi

Re: why did IPv6 use 128bit Hex?

IP addresses are assigned by the network you connect to. You can't use them like IMEIs or MACs, because they don't travel between networks. They simply aren't hardware identifiers.

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