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Unformatted text preview: x:x:x:x:x, where the 'x's are one to four hexadecimal digits of the eight 16-bit pieces of the address. Examples: ABCD:EF01:2345:6789:ABCD:EF01:2345:6789 2001:DB8:0:0:8:800:200C:417A Note that it is not necessary to write the leading zeros in an individual field, but there must be at least one numeral in every field (except for the case described in 2.). 2. Due to some methods of allocating certain styles of IPv6 addresses, it will be common for addresses to contain long strings of zero bits. containing zero In order to make writing addresses bits easier, a special syntax is available to compress the zeros. The use of "::" indicates one or more groups of 16 bits of zeros. The "::" can only appear once in an address. also be The "::" can used to compress leading or trailing zeros in an address. For example, the following addresses 2001:DB8:0:0:8:800:200C:417A a unicast address FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:101 a multicast address 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 the loopback address 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 the unspecified address may be represented as 2001:DB8::8:800:200C:417A a unicast address FF01::101 a multicast address ::1 the loopback address :: the unspecified address 3. An alternative form that is somet...
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