I am trying to understand IPV6. I have a server with the following IPV6 address: 2607:f750:0:3f::f59.
I don't understand what the numbers mean. It looks totally different from an IPV4 address.
Can anyone break it down for me?
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IPv6 addresses are 128 bits. We don't do dotted decimal octet form any more.
In dotted-decimal-octet form, this would be
The most significant bits of this address place it in the so-called aggregatable global unicast portion of the IPv6 address space. That means that it is not a link-local or host-local address, and is not a broadcast or multicast address.
The most significant 12 bits identify a portion of the address space allocated by IANA to ARIN. The next 20 identify a subset of that space allocated in turn by ARIN to Distributed Management Information Systems, Incorporated (i.e. Pavlov Media). The next 32 indicate your particular subset of that, and the final 64 bits (
Pavlov Media telling you that you are assigned
It's just like IPv4 just much longer and with another notation...
And if there are two colons
Doing this in IPv4 syntax:
An IPV4 address is a 32-bit integer number written like 192.168.1.6
2607:f750:0:3f::f59 is a short notation for a number that can be written in hexadecimal as