Difference Between IPv4 and IPv6
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Difference Between IPv4 and IPv6

As we know that the full form of the IP address is Internet Protocol. The Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) which is a protocol for use on packet-switched Link Layer networks (e.g. Ethernet). IPv4 provides an addressing capability of 4.3 billion addresses.
The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is more advanced and has better features compared to IPv4. It has the capability to provide an infinite number of addresses. It is replacing IPv4 to help solving the IP address exhaustion problem.

The major differences between IPv4 and IPv6 is the appearance. IPv4 uses decimal numbers, separated by a dot (i.e. 192.168.1.2), but IPv6 uses hexadecimal numbers that are separated by colons (i.e. fe80::d4hh8:64g5:dfdd:d9f3b11).
Actually IPv4 addresses are 32 bit length but IPv6 addresses are 128 bit length. Ipv6 can give addresses upto a limitations and according to a survey the Ipv4 addresses are almost over but Ipv6 addresses can provide the addresses up to infinity because they are the collection of numbers and alphabets with a long pattern.

Compatibility to mobile network of Ipv6 is great than Ipv4. IPv4 is the most widely used Internet protocol used to connect devices to the Internet. but according to a survey the IPv6 addresses are started in use but still 99% of the network uses Ipv4 addresses.

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