There are thousand of devices connecting to networks on a daily basis. We know that the IPv4 addressing scheme theoretically has only approximately 4.3 billion addresses. To fulfill the demand of devices connecting to the Internet, we have to find new ways. Unfortunately, IPv4 is going to run out of addresses very soon. However, the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) and Network Address Translation (NAT) techniques are helpful to extend the IPv4 addresses. But, within a few years, we will run out of them also. Here, comes a new IP addressing scheme called IPv6 Address (Internet Protocol version 6) as the solution for this. IPv6 is a suite of protocols developed by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to support more addresses.
IPv6 Address: Features and Characteristics
The IPv6 addressing scheme has many new features over the IPv4 addressing scheme. Some of the major features provided by the IPv6 addressing scheme are: [Read more…]