Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Next version of IP address in India is IPv6

As every tech person has aware of that the IP address are getting ended. The current IP address format is XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, each XXX is a numeric number between 1 to 256. There should be some other format of IP address for the computers to uniquely identify the individual network interface

So, Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers (IRINN) has started issuing next version of Internet addresses 'IPv6(Internet Protocol Version 6)', which would make it easy for security agencies to identify each Internet user. The Internet addresses under the present version IPv4, are limited and service providers often assign single IP address to many users, making it difficult to identify the end user. IPv6 version will increase the IP address pool to high level.

Increasing the IP address pool was one of the major forces behind developing IPv6. It uses a 128-bit address, meaning that we have a maximum of 2¹²⁸ addresses available, or 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456, or enough to give multiple IP addresses to every grain of sand on the planet. So our friendly old 32-bit IPv4 dotted-quads don't do the job anymore; these newfangled IPs require eight 16-bit hexadecimal colon-delimited blocks. So not only are they longer, they use numbers and letters. At first glance, those mondo IPv6 addresses look like impenetrable secret code:


The more info about IPv6 can get from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6_address

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