IPv6 addresses within URLs

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:29:53 PST


Message-ID: <346A11C1.20463C40@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:29:53 PST
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
To: uri@bunyip.com
Subject: IPv6 addresses within URLs

draft-ietf-ipngwg-aaaa-00.txt

proposes another method which would work for including IPv6 addresses:

   An IPv6 address is represented as a name in the IP6.INT domain by a
   sequence of nibbles separated by dots with the suffix ".IP6.INT". The
   sequence of nibbles is encoded in reverse order, i.e. the low-order
   nibble is encoded first, followed by the next low-order nibble and so
   on. Each nibble is represented by a hexadecimal digit. For example,
   the inverse lookup domain name corresponding to the address

       4321:0:1:7:3:4:567:89ab

   would be

b.a.9.8.7.6.5.0.4.0.0.0.3.0.0.0.7.0.0.0.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.1.2.3.4.IP6.INT.