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Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

IPv6 Address Format

IPv6 and IPv4 use different address formats. The following table compares the features of the protocols.

Comparison of Features of the IPv6 and IPv4 Address Formats
Feature IPv6 IPv4
Address Space 128-bit 32-bit
Representation string integer
Length (including Field Separators) 39 15
Field Separator colon (:) period (.)
Notation hexadecimal decimal
Example of IP Address db8:0:0:1

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