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IPv6 Address Representation and Address Types

Chapter Description

In this chapter from IPv6 Fundamentals: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6, 2nd Edition, author Rick Graziani examines all the different types of IPv6 addresses in the unicast, multicast, and anycast categories.

Review Questions

  1. Convert the following IPv6 address to its most compressed format, using the RFC 5952 standard for multiple strings of all-0s hextets:

    2001:0db8:cab0:0234:0034:0004:0000:0000

  2. Convert the following IPv6 address to its most compressed format, using the RFC 5952 standard for multiple strings of all-0s hextets:

    2001:0db8:0cab:0000:0000:0000:0001:0000

  3. Convert the following IPv6 address to its most compressed format, using the RFC 5952 standard for multiple strings of all-0s hextets:

    2001:0db8:0cab:1234:0230:1200:0034:0000

  4. Convert the following IPv6 address to its most compressed format, using the RFC 5952 standard for multiple strings of all-0s hextets:

    fd00:0000:0000:0000:1234:0000:0000:0000

  5. Convert the following IPv6 address to its most compressed format, using the RFC 5952 standard for multiple strings of all-0s hextets:

    2001:0db8:0000:0000:1234:0000:0000:1000

  6. Convert this compressed IPv6 address to the complete address with 32 hexadecimal digits:

    2001:db8:cab::1

  7. Convert this compressed IPv6 address to the complete address with 32 hexadecimal digits:

    2001:db8:0:0:234::

  8. What is the prefix for the address 2001:db8:80f:f425::230/64?

  9. What is the prefix for the address 2001:db8:80f:f425:250:56ff:fe83:ecc/64?

  10. What is the prefix for the address fe80::250:56ff:fe83:ecc/64?

  11. What is the prefix for the address 2001:db8:80f:f425:250:56ff:fe83:ecc/48?

  12. What is the prefix for the address 2001:db8:80f:f425::230/48?

  13. What is the prefix for the address 2001:db8:bb8a:f390::1/32?

  14. What are the three fields in a global unicast address?

  15. What is the range of the first hextet of a global unicast address?

  16. Which type of address is required for a device to be IPv6-enabled?

  17. What is the range of the first hextet of a link-local unicast address?

  18. What are three characteristics of a link-local unicast address?

  19. What unicast address is an all-0s address?

  20. What are two characteristics of an unspecified unicast address?

  21. What type of IPv6 unicast address is similar to IPv4 private addresses?

  22. What is the range of the first hextet of a unique local address?

  23. What is the difference between IPv6 unique local addresses and IPv4 private addresses in terms of NAT?

  24. What are the first two hexadecimal digits in a multicast address?

  25. What multicast address that is used in address resolution with IPv6 is similar to ARP with IPv4?

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