How to calculate IP addresses in IPv6

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I know how to calculate IP addresses under IPv4. How do I calculate addresses in IPv6?

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Sorry, what do you mean by “calculate IP addresses”? An IPv6 address has 128 bits and the first 64 bits always represent the network and the 64 low order bits represent the interface ID. So in case you refer to the calculation of subnets masks, you don’t need to do that in IPv6, the “subnet mask” is always /64.

If this wasn’t your question, please clarify.
Thanks, Silvia

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  • Pirate65
    mainly dealing with ipv4 detailing the utility of calculating addresses by hand
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  • Sixball
    If yuor referring to addressing hosts themselves, the current EUI-64 standard has you separate teh HOST MAC address in half and insert FFFE in the middle of it.. then you can tag on the prefix/subnet to the "new host address" and that gives you a new shiny IPv6 address...
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