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.



You will learn what IPv4 is, how an IPv4 address looks like, and what is next after IPv4, IPv6.

What is IPv4?

IPv4 is one, a bit older Internet Protocol that has been around since the early 80s. The 4th version was introduced in 1981 and got in use since 1982. Been an Internet Protocol (IP), its purpose is to establish all the rules for communication. How the data packets should be sent, what should happen with them, how to be received, and so on.