13 - IP Standards

 1. There are currently two standards of IP address that are in use today. They are both revisions of the original Internet Protocol and are __________________________

  IPv1 and IPv2

  Class A and class B

  IPv4 and IPv6

  IPv0 and IPv1

 2. IPv6 the 32-bit address that we are most familiar with and is most likely to be an IP address we recognise in terms of format.



 3. The IPv4 address provides for the availability of roughly 4.29 billion addresses. In 2011 it was seen that the last of the IPv4 addresses had been allocated!



 4. The new standard of IP addresses also assigns a unique numerical value IP address so it can connect and communicate with a network but the difference is:

  it uses a 8-bit address which allows for a greater spread of IP addresses to be created

  it uses a 128-bit address which greatly increases the pool of available IP addresses

  it uses a 512-bit address which is ample to support the growth of the internet

  it uses just 2-bits and this allows for an infinite number of IP addresses to be created

 5. The large increase in the number of bits in the IPv6 means that you could actually quite efficiently convey it in ________________________