Just some notes on IPv6 notation –
- Since IPv6 Addresses are pretty long there are a few abbreviations that can be used to help with notation..
- :0000: can be shortened to :0:
- Leading zeros can be omitted –
- :009f: can be shorted to :9f:
- :: is a variable standing for “enough zeros to round out the address to 128 bits. :: can only be used once in an address.
- :0000:0000: can be shorted to ::
- Long format = 2001:0000:0000:6ab8:0097:9f0e:0000:1f58
- Shortened = 2001::6ab8:97:9f0e:0:1f58