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What is Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)?

IPv6, or Internet Protocol version 6, was created as a replacement for IPv4. Because IPv4 addresses are running out, IPv6 has been created to increase the number of IP addresses available to Internet service providers.

One key difference between IPv4 and IPv6 is the number groupings that make up each IP address:

  • IPv6 consists of eight 16-bit groupings: 21da:00d3:0000:2f3b:02aa:00ff:fe28:9c0a.
  • IPv4 consists of four 8-bit groupings: 24.128.21.1.

IPv6 has the same inherent security as IPv4.

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