Online tool to convert IPv6 address to corresponding literal address. Also IP / IPv6 Calculator Shows longest and shortest IPv6 versions / variations, and Reverse DNS lookup address using the special domain ip6.arpa.
An IPv6 address is represented as eight groups of four hexadecimal digits, each group is separated by a colon (:).
To use IPv6 address in URL, UNC path, nix command line, configuration file, file name parsing, etc., often it must be converted to literal address. For example, in Apache HTTP Server: IPv6 addresses must be surrounded in square brackets. This also works in modern Windows and nix versions, however this does not work in legacy software, so ipv6-literal.net appendix must be used. Use IPv6 address field below to convert your IPv6 to literal address.
From Wikipedia: Colon (:) characters in IPv6 addresses may conflict with the established syntax of resource identifiers, such as URIs and URLs. The colon has traditionally been used to terminate the host path before a port number.
Here are some supported IPv6 address examples (notation that is used to specify the zone ID with an address (Address%ZoneID) is also supported):
To use address
2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334 in Windows, use -
*.ipv6-literal.net is automatically resolved by Windows without any queries to DNS name servers.
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