The IPv6 Q&A (Part 1)
Q: What are the IP addresses?
When considering an IP address, it is important to consider different aspects in an IP network such as the servers, routers and users computers. An IP address is the factor that allows all these items to communicate with each other by acting as an identifier. It will be an identifier for all the elements and is applied to each of the devices connected to the IP network.
The most recent version of the IP protocol, version 4, presents IP addresses consisting of 4 numbers with 8 bits. The 8 buts number will take a value ranging from 0-255. Previously the numbers would be represented by points; for example, the IP would be 126.96.36.199
The version 4 IP address will have 32 bits and this is equivalent to 232 IP addresses.
Q: What is IPv6?
IPv6 is an acronym for ‘Internet Protocol Version 6’. This is the next generation of internet protocol and was originally designated as the IPng or ‘internet next generation’ category.
IPv6 is an updated data network protocol on which the internet is based. The basic specifications developed during the 1990s are being used to substitute the actual version of internet protocol here, known as the IPv4 or internet protocol version 4. The team to design this was the internet engineering task force or IETF.
Q: What about IPv5?
Did internet protocol jump from version 4 to version 6? No, not exactly. Version 5 reference was available; however, it was used for another purpose. The IPv5 was utilized during an experimental real time streaming protocol design; therefore, to avoid confusion it was decided version 5 would be skipped.
The IPv6 Multi-homing Solutions
This article will attempt to address the various IPv6 multi-homing solutions, including the different benefits and drawbacks as asserted by the internet community. Ideally, this article will be used to provide clarification of the IPv6 multi-homing solution in detail; thus, assisting the internet community in deciding which solution should be used as a global solution for the united online community.
According to Ciprian Popoviciu, the IPv6 is the next generation of internet protocol. Over the last three years, a tremendous effort has been placed in the development, implementation, and introduction of the IPv6. To maintain global rivalry governments are actively encouraging and supporting the use of this protocol.
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