IPv6 Notation

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 ::

Example address

  • Long format = 2001:0000:0000:6ab8:0097:9f0e:0000:1f58
  • Shortened =   2001::6ab8:97:9f0e:0:1f58

About Mr_SHeister

Geek, Dad, SharePoint Administrator
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s