IPv6

IPv6 is the most recent edition of the Internet Protocol, intended to replace IPv4. The Internet Protocol version 4 scarcity is a significant problem, but the world continues to move forward, so it’s time to let it go. The final IPv4 countdown has begun. Let’s look at what IPv6 has to offer and how to make the most of it!

IPv6 – what does it mean?

IPv6 is the sixth iteration of the Internet Protocol’s IP address. IPs are a set of rules that a device must follow when sending and receiving data from a host to a destination. We’ll need a list of recognizable hosts, their locations, IP addresses, and a communication path.

Returning to IPv6, it has been around since 1995! The strange thing is that there has been a scarcity of IPv4 addresses, as well as other issues. Despite this, the majority of organizations continue to use the earlier IPv4 standard. Since 2017, it has been an Internet Standard (IETF) to anticipate an increase in IPv6 usage in the near future.

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DHCP

The DHCP is a perfect example of how technology can facilitate our lives, both as clients and network administrators. It is an IP manager that automatically allocates addresses to the connected devices, keeps the information about them, and reuses the IPs after they run out.

What is DHCP?

DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a network protocol for managing IP networks that has a version for IPv4 and IPv6. The protocol defines DHCP client and DHCP server. The server is responsible for assigning IP addresses to the DHCP clients automatically and also keeping a record of the assigned IP addresses and their time to expire. It also provides other network settings like DNS server, gateway, subnet mask, and more.

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