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Volume 296, Issue 3

IPv4 and IPv6 are two forms of IP addresses, but they differ in length and style. Compare the two, and find out why organizations might implement one over the other.

IP is a mechanism used to logically identify devices at the network layer of the TCP/IP model. Each device on an IP network must have a unique IP address, subnet and default gateway to perform intersubnet or intervirtual LAN communication by way of routing.

Devices on the internet currently use one of two versions of IP addresses: IPv4 or IPv6. Let's compare how these two addressing types differ.

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