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  1. Hi Itai,

    IPv6 addresses are hexadecimal so we count from 0 to F. There is no “hexadecimal 10” so be aware not to read it as a decimal 10, it’s a one and zero.

    The first part (2001:41f0:4060:) is the same so let’s ignore that. Let’s look at 1 and A in binary:

    1 = 0001
    A = 1010

    Hope this helps!

    Rene

  2. You are he greatest Rene and thank you for taking your time. Be blessed and rewarded always!

  3. Hello Willie.

    You got it, that’s exactly right!

    Laz

  4. Hi I had a question. we are always told no more than 500 IP addresses in a subnet yet here we have 18,446,744,073,709,551,616.00 IP addresses. whats the idea on how this should be handled?

    great IPv6 lesson I’m actually enjoying IPv6 for first time in my studies. in past years I actually cringed learning it now im having fun!

  5. Hello Brian

    Yes, I understand your concern. After spending years (and some of us decades) learning and understanding IPv4 with both its strengths and its limitations, it is very often hard to avoid viewing IPv6 in a similar manner.

    Now if you have a prefix length of 48, 64 or even 96 bits which are all very common in IPv6, then of course you will have a subnet capable of supporting an ridiculously enormous number of hosts. Although IPv6 can actually handle a greater number of hosts per subnet than IPv4 (because there are no broadcasts and because it handles a

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