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Re: [SLE] Odd (to me) addressing question
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 20:25:27 -0500
  • Message-id: <20040921012527.GL25923@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* James Knott [09-20-04 20:21]:
> Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> >What is the address: ::ffff:205.209.168.20
> >
> >Is it the new ipv6 made to work on ipv4 or just something that I
> >haven't seen before.
> >
> >This individual (?) has made repeated attempts to ssh2 into my machine
> >and I do not understand the address.
>
> That is an IPv6 address. v6 addresses are composed of 128 bits, usually
> expressed in hexidecimal. The "::" at the beginning means a contiguous
> string of "0" bits, then there's 16 bits of "1"s and what appears to be
> a standard IPv4 address. I'm not sure, but that might be an IPv4
> "compatible" address, but I'd have to look up the IPv6 specs, to be sure.

Standing here with egg on my face, I have to convirm that this is
indeed the case.

tks,
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