Hey, readers! In this article, we will be focusing on the differences between IPV4 vs IPV6. We will be understanding the basic differences between them in terms of networking!
So, let us begin!!
Table of Contents
What is IPV4 in networking?
IPV4 stands for
Internet Protocol version 4. It has 4 address spaces of 32-bit integer values.
Components of IPV4:
Network: Identifies the category of the assigned network.
Subnet: Networks that hold a huge amount of hosts are divided into subnets.
Host: It identifies the machine on the network.
What is IPV6 in networking?
IPV6 stands for
Internet Protocol version
6. It has 8 address spaces of hexadecimal digit values.
It is also known as Internet Protocol next generation in this field.
Difference between IPV4 and IPV6
Let us now have a look at the major differences between IPv4 and IPv6 through the below mentioned table–
|32-bit length address||128-bit length address|
|Manual and DHCP address configuration is used||Auto and Renumbering address configuration is used|
|IPV4 cannot achieve end to end connection integrity||IPv6 achieves end to end connection integrity|
|The security depends on the application being used||Provides us with the inbuilt security feature|
|The header is of 20-60 bytes.||The header is of 40 bytes fixed.|
|Packet flow identification is unavailable||Packet Flow identification is available in the header|
|The checksum field is available||The checksum field is not available|
|IPV4 supports broadcast message transmission scheme||IPV6 supports multicast message transmission scheme|
|Encryption is not available in IPV4||Encryption is available in IPV6|
|Authentication is not provided in IPV4||Authentication is provided in IPV6|
|Decimal address representation||Hexadecimal address representation|
By this, we have come to the end of this topic. Hope this article helps you to understand the differences between IPv4 vs IPv6 in a well versed manner!
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