Examples of IP v6 Addresses

Unlike the familiar IPv4 addresses which are 32 bits long, written in decimal, and separated by periods, IPv6 addresses are 128 bits long, written in hexadecimal, and separated by colons.

An example would be: 3ffe:1900:4545:3:200:f8ff:fe21:67cf.

Colons separate 16-bit fields. Leading zeros can be omitted in each field as can be seen above where the field :0003: is written :3:. In addition, a double colon (::) can be used once in an address to replace multiple fields of zeros.

For example: fe80:0:0:0:200:f8ff:fe21:67cf can be written fe80::200:f8ff:fe21:67cf.

To see an example of these addresses, try the following commands in a terminal window of the OpenVMS system: ifconfig /all to see the network interfaces and addresses and netstat to see the routing tables.