IPv4 vs. IPv6
What is IPv4?
IPv4 or the Internet Protocol Version 4 is the fourth version of internet protocol (IP), and routes a larger traffic on internet today. It is the predecessor of IPv6. IPv4 is a connectionless protocol for use on packet-switched networks. IPv4 uses a 32-bit number address scheme allowing for total of 23 that reached to 4,294,967,296. As the addresses were allotted to the users and the number of addresses remained unallocated decreased. IPV4 was deployed in 1981 and prefix notation is 184.108.40.206-24. It was designed in that era when the modern world of multiple devices was not even fathomable.
What is IPv6?
IPv6 or the Internet Protocol Version 6 is the most recent version of internet protocol and routes a larger number of traffic on internet today as compare to IPv4. It was developed by the internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on 1999. It was designed and launched with the aim of replacing IPv4. Internet protocol is the main provider of and identification and location system for computers on networks. IPv6 uses a 128-bit number address scheme allowing for total of 2128 that reached to 340, trillion, trillion, trillion internet addresses. It allows every person on earth using internet to have billions of addresses for every device they own.