IPv6 Compression tool compresses the long IPv6 address into a simplified and short form. Just enter the full IPv6 un-compressed address and instantly converts it to the short or compressed IPv6 address.
Sometimes, the IPv6 addresses contain empty octets and become prolonged. The tool is designed to remove those empty octets by applying IPv6 compression rules, replacing them with colons, and converting the fully notated un-compressed IPv6 address into the short form without any octets inclusion.
IPv6, also known as Internet Protocol Version 6, is the latest and advanced IP address version. It's a 128-bit address and is represented in hexadecimal notations. A colon separates eight sub-blocks (:) and each sub-block are 16 bits in size (16*8 = 128 bits).
An example of IPv6 address extended form is
1050:0000:0000:0000:0005:0600:300c:326b that can also write as
Due to the shortage of IPv4 addresses, the next IP version, IPv6, is trending. People are also performing IPv4 to IPv6 compression for their use.
However, IPv6 addresses are lengthy, challenging to remember, and difficult to use in our daily lives. Let say you have to ping a long IPv6 address. It's challenging to remember that lengthy hexadecimal address, and typing such an address is a pain. The process becomes quite difficult as compared to ping IPv4 addresses.
Therefore, some rules are defined to compress and simplify the long or un-compressed IPv6 address.
The rules to compress the IPv6 address are followed.
For IPv6 compression online, perform the following steps.
1050:0000:0000:0000:0005:0600:300c:326band click on the "Compress IPv6" button. The tool processes your request and provides you the IPv6 compressed form