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ipv6 address anotation

Currently I have no problem to remember my ipv4 addresses. Now if I move to IPv6, from the practical point-of-view, with its long hex notation, How am i going to remember all the IPv6 addresses? Thx
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bevhostCommented:
The only one you need to remember are the DNS servers as they have to be entered as an IP address. Everything should have a name
eg

www.google.com.au has address 74.125.235.119
www.google.com.au has address 74.125.235.120
www.google.com.au has address 74.125.235.127
www.google.com.au has IPv6 address 2404:6800:4006:801::1018

I don't type in http://74.125.235.127, I type in http://www.google.com.au

as for the name servers they can be easy to remember, if you pick a good address.
eg ..
box0.bevhost.com.au has IPv6 address 2405:4600::1
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
But I am talking about the IP addresses for my PC on my network. If I assign an IPv6 address to my PC or an interface of a router, it is very difficult to remember because of the notation. I don't have a problem wth ipv4 address. But it does not seem practical with ipv6 ip addresses
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bevhostCommented:
On your local network you don't need to know the IPv6 addresses or the gateway.
It's all automatically configured. IPv6 Routers Advertise themselves on the network.

Why would you want to know the address?
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bevhostCommented:
If you have two Windows 7 PC's on the same Ethernet network and you setup a share from one to the other they will use IPv6 to do it. (unless you disable it)
IPv6 nodes can advertise their presence to each other without DHCP or routers to help them
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bevhostCommented:
What are you like at remembering MAC addresses for all your network adapters.
Pointless isn't it.
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
"What are you like at remembering MAC addresses for all your network adapters."
Very good point!
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bevhostCommented:
On your local network, you can give your server an address like fe80::1 or fe80::2 etc.
I think these are even easier than IPv4
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