What is IPV6? - Explained

What is IPV6? - Explained


After IPV4, and with running out IP addresses which could allocate to the growing demand of the devices the IPV6 introduced.

What is IPV6?

IPV6 stands for Internet Protocol Version 6. An advanced type of addressing devices which are connected to a network to internet. With the growing demand to tech devices, the cultures and how people use technology getting extremely different. Unlike old days the people needs to be connected to internet each and every second. Not just the devices that they use daily like laptop, smart phone they wanted to connect the watch that they wear, the television in the living room and their refrigerator.

Because of the growing demand the number of address which was possible to assigned to the devices got limited with IPV4. To find a solution for the scenario IPV6 was introduced. IPV6 is developed by internet engineering task force or IETF and became an internet standard in 14th of July 2017.

IPV6 can provide 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses which is a really large number of addresses. IPV4 was in 32 bits which means 2^32 and IPV6 is in 128 bits which means 2^128.

By using IPV6, all the devices which exists in the world can be connected to the internet and assign a single address to use and represent the identity of the device and cater almost all the devices which can be designed and developed in the world to personal and enterprise work.