IPv6: IPv4 vs IPv6 Visual Comparison

Thought this were great for a visual comparison of the 2: (Click to enlarge)



IPv6 Address representation

  • The 128 bits of an IPv6 address are represented in 8 groups of 16 bits each.
  • Each group is written as 4 hexadecimal digits and the groups are separated by colons (:). The address 2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:ff00:0042:8329 is an example of this representation.

Each ‘octet’ being 4 Hexadecimal values, on the binary scale this being 4 bits:

0 0 0 0

IPv6 address


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