IPv6 Expression and Examples
Unlike the 32-bit with four 8-bit fields of IPv4 address, separated by dots. IPv6 process a larger, 128-bit and the use of colons to separate it’s 16-bit hexadecimal entries.
Below explains how to shorten the IPv6 address:
Lets use the IPv6 address:
The Leading zeros in a field are optional. That means: the field 07C0 equals 7C0, and the field 0000 can be written as 0.
So, the above IPv6 address: 2041:0000:130F:0000:0000:07C0:853A:140B can be written as :
In addition, the fields of zeros can be represented as two colons ” :: “. like so:
It can also be written as:
2041:0:130F:: 7C0:853A:140B. (with the field of 0s represented by colons)
Check the steps below: