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Enterprise Networking Planet: Understand IPv6 Addresses

Oct 02, 2006, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Carla Schroder for this link. ]

"Last week we dug into the whys and wherefores of using IPv6. Today we're going to learn all about how to understand IPv6 addressing by breaking it down into nice understandable chunks, and we'll cover some shortcuts for writing IPv6 addresses. You'll be able to look at an IPv6 address and understand exactly what it does.

"In the olden days, it was possible to skate over understanding the binary math behind IPv4 addresses by memorizing the various classes and their address ranges. That won't work for IPv6..."

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