ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Sat Apr 15 03:17:26 UTC 2006
IP version 6 is what the tad little more technical name. Right now
everyone or at least 99% of the world is currently using IPv4. Which
is the designation of the IP address your computer uses to access the
networks. Becuase of the situation where all the IPv4 addresses are
being used up, some OS's, linux being one of them, are preparing for
IPv6. Which is what will be the next standard. Just another standard
that will allow more computers onto a network at any given time...
It's a long address, which will make it harder to memorize. Right now,
you really don't need to worry about it, because more than likely, the
DHCP server you use will only toss out the version 4 IP addresses.
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