Do you know that you can actually access webpage with IPv6 addresses, just like IPv4?
Usually, when view webpages with IPv4 address, you will use URL like “http://22.214.171.124” to view the website.
Well, you can do so with IPv6 addresses as well. But the URL will looks a bit different.
For IPv6, you will need to include “[” and “]”.
So how bout https?
In IPv4, you usually go with the URL like https://126.96.36.199
But in IPv6, you will need to include the SSL port number as well.
So it will be like this: https://[2404:6800:800b::68]:443
This works with most modern browsers, such as Firefox 3.6 or above, Opera, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer 8 or above.
And please don’t ask why Internet Explorer 6 can’t. Internet Explorer 6 just can’t do anything much other than use for download other web browsers!
Anyway, enjoy your journey in exploring IPv6!