Sunday, September 2, 2007

ipv4 to ipv6 and vice-versa...

its been quite a some time that i have started thinking abt switching to ipv6 frm ipv4.... and finally im into configuring an ipv6 dhcp server...
as i was not that good at ipv6... wat i did was to convert the ipv4 addresses to ipv6 using a kool sexy tool available with Red Hat Enterprise editions... 'ipv6calc'

and here it goes...
i need to conver the ipv4 address 172.24.0.7 to ipv6... lets do it now..
$ipv6calc --in ipv4addr 172.24.0.7 --action conv6to4 --out ipv6addr
it will output the ipv6 equivalent of 172.24.0.7
and it will be..

2002:ac18:7::

suppose u want to convert this ipv6 address back to ipv4...
here it goes...
$ipv6calc --in ipv6addr 2002:ac18:7:: --action conv6to4 --out ipv4addr

172.24.0.7

have happy conversions..! :d
~mj0vy
:wq

2 comments:

deja_vu said...

so.. what is so great about ipV6? and why should the "normal" user be bothered?! or should he care? and how does this affect the internet in general?!

fatal_err0r said...

well.. ipv4 does have some limitations..!
lack of address space.. and with ipv6 ..it can be overcome...
and normal users doesnt need to care abt this ..! and we are the technical ppl.. we do care abt it..! [:d]