What is IPv6?

Although many IT guys still prefer to work with IPv4, its replacement is already here, IPv6. The shortage of IPv4 is a big issue, and the world keeps going, so it’s time to let it go. The final countdown for IPv4 is running. Let’s talk about what IPv6 has in store to make the best out of it!

What is it?

IPv6 is the newest version (sixth) of the Internet protocol (IP). Internet protocols are sets of rules for devices to accomplish to send and receive data. This exchange of data occurs between a host and a destination (another host). Therefore, hosts must be identified. Their location is tracked through their corresponding IP addresses, and a route to reach their destination is defined for the complete data exchange to happen.