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snarked

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Re: What do you call the 16-bit groups of an IPv6 address?
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2009, 04:37:07 PM »

I say double-colon.  However, either is correct, and I know of no other forms.
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Re: What do you call the 16-bit groups of an IPv6 address?
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2009, 05:31:55 PM »

Think we need to coin something.  How 'bout "dcolon" or "colcol"?  I like short.  We can start a de-facto standard!  :)
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Re: What do you call the 16-bit groups of an IPv6 address?
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2009, 06:52:12 PM »

Think we need to coin something.  How 'bout "dcolon" or "colcol"?  I like short.  We can start a de-facto standard!  :)

I expect it'll just be double-colon for the foreseeable future.  All these years later and we've still got no term for "http://" aside from aitch-tee-tee-pee-colon-slash-slash.
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Re: What do you call the 16-bit groups of an IPv6 address?
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2009, 02:34:13 AM »

May I try quad-dot ? Unconvinced. Else double-colon, or: "colon, twice".

For the French speaking folk : "quatre-points" ? (Hint : a colon in French is "deux-points")

I guess it depends whether you are writing an authoritative essay or book, or speaking to someone on the phone and trying to ensure they grasp your instructions...

Is the nomenclature so important ?  - shrug -




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Re: What do you call the 16-bit groups of an IPv6 address?
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2009, 12:00:36 PM »

"quad-dot":  Would imply one of the 2 IPv4 mapped (or compatible) IPv6 addresses:  e.g. ::FFFF:192.0.2.0
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Re: What do you call the 16-bit groups of an IPv6 address?
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2009, 01:27:50 AM »

I sort of like the idea of just calling them "quads" as a shortened version of "quad hexadecimal". that seems easy enough to use in conversation and it is technically accurate.
For ::, I too would call it a "double colon"
« Last Edit: October 11, 2009, 01:29:52 AM by milliamp »
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