Refers to the 4th revision of the Internet Protocol, where addresses are usually displayed in the form: 192.0.2.235

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Strange dotless decimal notation of IP address… How does it work?

Earlier today I thought I had a URL in my clipboard, but I actually had four 9 digit integers copied from a spreadsheet, which were identification numbers from a proprietary system. Completely ...
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Is there any benefit to using IPv6 on my home network?

I know that IPv6 is the future because there is only 4 billion IPv4 address, but on a home network, you are not going to have 4 billion users. So are there any other benefits that would make IPv6 on a ...
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Why do ISPs change your IP address?

Is there any specific reason an ISP will need to change your IP address? What is the purpose of a dynamic IP versus a static IP? For me it seems to happen every 6 months, while for someone I know, it ...
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Why do I get “General Failure” when pinging host name on a Win 7 node on the network?

This is a very peculiar problem with a station on our network. The client pc is running Windows 7 Pro. What makes this problem interesting is that this client is the only node on the network that ...
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What about IPv4 class E?

IPv4's class E network (240.0.0.0/4) contains 268 million addresses. Despite the advertisements for IPv6, claiming we have ran out of address space, this block ironically still claims to be "Reserved ...
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How to force Java to use IPv4 instead IPv6?

My Java browser plug-in is no longer working. When I open a page that has a Java element, Java cannot connect to the server. After investigation, I found that Java was trying to use IPv6, while my ...
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Does NAT provide security?

I'm following discussions about the IPv4->IPv6 transition, and IPv6 doesn't seem to like NAT at all. I've always thought that NAT was helpful in v4 for some security, I know it doesn't really hide ...
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How can I setup an IPv6 network in this way?

I have a network mapped like this : To experiment with IPv6 connectivity, I want to configure my LAN network using IPv6. Can someone explain how to convert the connection between the Desktop and ...
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How to put two subnets next to each other?

I've been using this calculator http://www.subnet-calculator.com/cidr.php, and I'm trying to figure out how to put two different subnets next to each other. For example, I want to have a /27 subnet ...
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Tracking my home IP from anywhere on the internet?

I have an ISP that serves semi-permanent IPv4 addresses. They can't promise fixed IP addresses, but unexpected changes are quite rare. This begs me to ask however: what would be the easiest/most ...
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Does disabling IPv6 decrease my surface area of attack and increase performance?

I have colleague that is on this whole kick of disabling IPv6 while leaving IPv4 on each new machine that comes in before deploying in our environment. He takes his personal anecdotal evidence and ...
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Is there any reason to subnet a home network?

For networks I understand we set a netmask on each computer to let it know what IPs it can talk to without going through the router - IPs on the same subnet can talk directly to each other and do not ...
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How do client applications know to use IPv4 or IPv6?

How do servers/computers/users/applications know to request a resource over the Internet with an IPv6 address vs. and IPv4 address?
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4in6 tunneling (via OpenVPN?)

I have a local network with internet access. But unfortunately IPv4 internet connection speed is limited to 1mbps, which is realy sad. Fortunately I have a native IPv6, and there is no connection ...
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What happens when all IP addresses run out?

I recently read an article in which they wrote that that there will be a time when there will be no more IP addresses available. Is that right? Do I need to register a website now just in case?
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Exactly how many valid IPv4 addresses are there?

Seemingly simple question, with enough edge and corner cases that I don't trust my ability to calculate it. What is the exact number of valid IPv4 addresses that could potentially be used as ...
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Why does “ipconfig”not work in my windows 8 elevated command prompt? [duplicate]

Im needing to find my ipv4 address to make a server because my old one was on windows 7 then i upgraded to windows 8, which i now regret because i cant find my computers ipv4 address when i type ...
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IPv6 Tunnel via Own Linux (IPv6-connected) Server

Unfortunately, there's a lot of IPv6 tunnel brokers, and their documentation often clutters the search results for how to setup your own IPv6 tunnel. I have a Linux server with IPv6 connectivity. I ...
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Is it possible to use IPv6 in LAN with router only supporting IPv4?

My router (Belkin N1 Vision) seem to only support IPv4. The problem is that i'm trying to get Windows 7 Homegroup going and it requires IPv6. I'm trying to connect home computer which is connected to ...
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IPv4, IPv6 and IPTables

I have just recently learned that even if I block all traffic to my webserver using iptables it is still vulnerable to external attacks via IPv6. In my understanding, this renders iptables-only ...
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Is there a way to test alternate IPv4 routes?

i am using Hurricane Electric's Tunnel Broker service to get IPv6 connectivity. TunnelBroker lets you have access to the IPv6 Internet by using a standard IPv6 tunneling protocol. You send IPv6 ...
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How to get started with TCP/IP v6?

Now and then there is "news" about that the IP numbers will run out in X years, and we must change to TCP/IP v6... And even though this crisis never really happens it has waken a question, how do ...
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Possible to Use IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time?

Can IPv6 and IPv4 work simultaneously?
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Why is tracert showing a private IP address right after my router, even though it has a public IP?

Here is a log of tracert superuser.com from my computer: Tracing route to superuser.com [198.252.206.16] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 192.168.1.1 2 11 ms 17 ...
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Why does writing IP addresses this alternate way work, and is there a practical use case for it? [duplicate]

Recently I saw an incorrectly typed telnet command, and I saw that "regular" numbers were interpreted to IP addresses. I tried this myself in Windows and the same behavior is shown there, so obviously ...
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IPV4 address changes so it's hard to host a server. How do I change this?

I have a laptop and I am hosting a game server at the moment at home. Now, my problem is while port forwarding I have to add in my IPv4 address while port forwarding. My laptop is connected with WiFi ...
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Get IPv6 address of an IPv4 machine?

Given two machines on a local network, both connected via IPv4 and IPv6, can machine A get the IPv6 of machine B if it has machine B's IPv4 address? I presume the ARP cache should be able to provide ...
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How to block a program from using IPv4?

I have a program that can communicate over IPv4 (TCP and UDP) and over IPv6 (TCP and UDP). I want to block the program from being able to use IPv4. I tried the Windows Firewall: Except it blocks ...
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VirtualBox not allowing me to modify IPv4 Network Mask?

I use Oracle VM VirtualBox to run a web server on my machine. I had it set up and working perfectly for a while. For the past few months it's been prompting me to update, and I finally gave in and ran ...
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How do I properly access Google through IPV6?

I'm trying to access Google through IPv6. However, it seems to want to send me back to IPv4! I did a DNS lookup on IPv6.google.com at http://centralops.net/co/ and found their IP, then tried this... ...
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How does the separation between IP addresses on the internet and on the LAN work?

Complete newbie question: Say for example the address: 8.8.8.8 How does the computer know that this address is on the internet, not the local network? Could a device on the local network have the ...
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Install Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on Windows 7

I can not explain what has happened, just suddenly I lost my internet connection. On local area connection properties IPv4 is not installed, my ISP says that they only support IPv4. Then I must had it ...
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Why can I ping 127.1?

I know IPv6 allows consecutive zeros to be omitted. But how about IPv4? I haven't found any reference to this on the Internet, including Wikipedia and RFC 791 – Internet Protocol. This document ...
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Is it normal for a hosting service to require that I buy a public IPv4 for using my own $25 certificate?

Self explanatory title, I guess. I'd love to have my website in https only, but they (the web hosting service) claim in the administration that I need to buy a public IPv4 address from them before ...
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From where does IP geographical location data come?

I don't understand how some sites (e.g. https://www.ultratools.com/tools/geoIpResult) show country and town for an IP address. For example 193.45.10.135: Continent: Europe Country: Germany Country ...
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Should I get a router with ipv6 support?

I'm in the process of getting a new gigabit router so I can transfer files faster to and from my Lacie Network Space. I found Asus RT-N56U Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router. Its performance is ...
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Change permission to /proc/net/ip_conntrack on Ubuntu server 9.10

I have a script that needs to extract certain information form the /proc/net/ip_conntrack file once in a while. I do not wish to run this script as the root user. Default permissions for the file ...
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Can I prioritize IPv6 traffic over IPv4 traffic on Linux?

Is there a way I can give traffic over IPv6 a higher priority than traffic over IPv4? Purpose is 2-fold: Promote IPv6, and be able to connect even when my server is swamped by IPv4 users.
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How common is fancy IP math accepted by tools?

If we specify an IPv4 address we all usually do the pattern of 1.2.3.4 Now essentially this is only 'a' way of writing a 32 bit number in a more human readable form. The IP address 1.2.3.4 can also ...
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How does CIDR slow the exhaustion of IPv4?

In the Wikipedia article on CIDR, it says The Internet Engineering Task Force introduced CIDR in 1993 to replace the previous addressing architecture of classful network design in the ...
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Doubt In default time to live (TTL) 255?

I know that,The Default Time to live value is 255, each time a ipv4 packet crosses a router that value is decremented by 1. But,When I ping my adsl router it shows TTL as 64 Pinging 192.168.0.1 ...
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Why were the ipv4 private address ranges chosen to be what they are? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are home networks prefixed with 192.168? What makes the numbers 192.168 or 10. or 172.16 so special that those addresses, as opposed to other ones, were chosen as ...
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Is it possible to change my IPv4 address?

At home, when I type in ipconfig in the command line, I would find that my IPv4 address is 192.168.8.x. However, at office, when I type in ipconfig in the command line, the IPv4 address is ...
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Unable to ping broadcast address

Host address: 192.168.0.13 Network: 192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0 Router: Cisco DPC3825 DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway (user manual) My home network uses the 192.168.0.0 /24 network for my (mostly wireless) ...
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Wireless Internet is “Unidentified”?

My laptop wireless refuses to connect with my wireless adapter. It says signals all good and ip address is cool, but my ipv4 ad ipv6 connectivity is "no netwok access". What do i do with that?
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Limit on hops in IPv4 and IPv6

I was reading IPv4, and in it it specifies time to live, aka TTL or "max hops" in IPv6 since this is what it really represents. My concern is that this value is 8 bits, thus has a max value of 255, ...
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static IP outside of subnet range

I have two questions, but let me explain the situation first. They are about the (static) IP address of a printer attached to the network. We had this networking setup, using a normal consumer router ...
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6to4 vs ISATAP vs Teredo Adapters

I understand that all three adapters mentioned in the title are related to transitioning IPv4 to IPv6. ISATAP: Transmits IPv6 packets between dual-stack nodes on top of an IPv4 network. Teredo: IPv6 ...
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SSH tunnel in Ubuntu

How do I create a ssh tunnel in Ubuntu that is persistent? I have tried a lot of ways but I haven't gotten it to work.
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Windows IP conflict after setting Static IP

I am having troubles setting my static IP address. I double check all of my default settings and tried to make my IP static. Here is what I entered I have tried various different IP addres ...