INTERESTING: Ipv6 address space

Friday, June 22, 2012

Are you ready for IPv6?

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IPv6, on the other hand, supports a huge number of unique addresses – 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to be exact. This is well over 340 undecillion addresses (a number that most of us can’t even imagine). Here’s some perspective on just how big that number is. One immediate benefit of having that many addresses available is that NAT would no longer be needed because every device on the planet – computers, tablets, smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, security cameras, TV sets, etc. – can have its own IP address to connect directly to the Internet.

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IPv6, on the other hand, supports a huge number of unique addresses – 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to be exact. This is well over 340 undecillion addresses (a number that most of us can’t even imagine). Here’s some perspective on just how big that number is. One immediate benefit of having that many addresses available is that NAT would no longer be needed because every device on the planet – computers, tablets, smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, security cameras, TV sets, etc. – can have its own IP address to connect directly to the Internet.


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