The three ways in which IPv6 addresses can be represented are as follows:
- The preferred or complete address representation or form
- Compressed representation
- IPv6 addresses with an embedded IPv4 address
While the preferred form or representation is the most commonly used method for representing the 128-bit IPv6 address in text format, it is also important to be familiar with the other two methods of IPv6 address representation. These methods are described in the following sections.
The Preferred Form
The preferred representation for an IPv6 address is the longest format, also referred . . .
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