An IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol and was developed to address the growing shortage of IPv4 addresses.
An IPv6 address is a 128-bit number that is written as eight groups of four hexadecimal digits separated by colons, such as 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334.
IPv6 addresses are used to identify devices on a network and to route traffic between devices. Each device on a network must have a unique IPv6 address to communicate with other devices on the network or over the internet.
IPv6 addresses have a number of advantages over IPv4 addresses, including a much larger address space, improved security features, and support for new internet-based technologies. Many networks are now transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 to address the growing demand for internet connectivity.
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