Did you know that IP addresses (IPv4) can be written in shorter representations?

Did you know that IPv4 addresses can be written in shorter representations, like IPv6 addresses? Everyone have seen form of IPv6 represented as “shorter form”: Example from IPv6: 2001::7334 ::1 :: You can use our free tool ipv6-literal.com to convert these addresses to long form. The result is: 2001:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:7334 0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001 0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000 What admins / programmers […]

IPv6, literals and legacy software

IPv4 address exhaustion is slowly going into final phase. To use IPv6 addresses in legacy software, some mechanism must be in place to not confuse programs with colons (:) in the addresses. For Windows this is IPv6 literals. We have created IPv6 to literal online converting tool. It is a free tool to convert IPv6 […]

Ubuntu Server static ip problems – ubuntu reverts back to DHCP on its own

Many people report that Ubuntu Server suddenly reverts its static IP address to dynamic (via DHCP). Here are some discussions: static ip reverts back to DHCP (ubuntuforums.org). Static IP reverting to DHCP on Ubuntu Server 8.04 (www.howtogeek.com). This happened to me today with Ubuntu Server 9.04. Rebooting the server after installation have solved this problem.