"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
"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..."