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floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
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How do I insert the OpenDNS IPv6 into router?

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I goto here
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I insert it just as iitshow off of OpenDNS
What am I doing wrong here? OpenDNS says to insert these two 2620:0:ccc::2 and 2620:0:ccd::2. Then this error message. I don't understand where I went wrong because this is what OpenDNS is showing to insert them both as.


timcuth
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Try using 2620:0000:0ccc:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002 and 2620:0000:0ccd:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002

Tim


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said by timcuth:

Try using 2620:0000:0ccc:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002 and 2620:0000:0ccd:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002

Tim

Or 2620:0:ccc:0:0:0:0:2 and 2620:0:ccd:0:0:0:0:2


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said by timcuth:

Try using 2620:0000:0ccc:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002 and 2620:0000:0ccd:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002

Tim already provided the correct answer but here is why:

In IPv6 addresses a single colon separates each block of 4 hex digits and a double colon (::) stands for a variable number of 0 digits. The double colon is only permitted once within any IPv6 address in order to avoid ambiguity and furthermore the double colon is supposed to be used for the longest continuous sequence of 0s in the IPv6 address. Apart from the special case of the double colon, leading 0s in each block of an IPv6 address may be omitted as long as there is still one digit left in the block (the remaining digit may be a 0).

Your router doesn't support entering the short form IPv6 addresses, instead it has 8 entry fields for 4 hex digits and you need to expand the short form of the IPv6 address into the full form (which is what Tim did for you).
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floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
reply to timcuth
Thank you so much for you help. It's going take some getting use to this whoile new IPv6.

floydb1982

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reply to leibold
For router that don't support entering short form IPv6 you think that OpenDNS would know that and tell you what the full IPv6 form. Or do they think that every body has a router that only does short form IPv6??? Anyway thanks for all the of infromation. That gives me more of an understanding of the full IPv6 full form.


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said by floydb1982:

For router that don't support entering short form IPv6 you think that OpenDNS would know that and tell you what the full IPv6 form. Or do they think that every body has a router that only does short form IPv6??? Anyway thanks for all the of infromation. That gives me more of an understanding of the full IPv6 full form.

To be fair if you support IPv6 then you should support short form IPv6, I blame this on Belkin.
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reply to floydb1982
There is a best-practices RFC that recommends that in places where users enter an IPv6 address both the full and the short form of the address is being accepted. It also recommends that IPv6 addresses are displayed to users in their short form.

However this a recommendation not something that must be strictly followed.

I don't think there is anything wrong with the way Belkin created those entry fields but the help and the error message could be improved.
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