Converter Standalone supports both IPv4 and IPv6 Internet protocols with several limitations.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6 or IPng) is the successor to Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), which is the currently used protocol for assigning IP addresses to computers on the Internet. IPv6 was adopted to overcome the expected exhaustion of IPv4 addresses.

IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses and IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses. IPv6 addresses can have different formats or notations.

  • 1040:0:0:0:0:0:0:1

  • 1040::1

  • 21DA:00D3:0010:2F3B:02AA:00FF:FE28:9C5A

  • [2001:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a2e:0370:7344]:443

Converter Standalone supports all IPv6 notations for all components of the system.

  • Converter Standalone installer

  • Converter Standalone client

  • Converter Standalone agent

  • All destinations supported in Converter Standalone

While providing higher security level and much larger address space, IPv6 brings about some compatibility tasks that have not been resolved yet. For example, IPv4-only nodes cannot communicate directly with IPv6 nodes and need additional routing, which makes the end-to-end support of mixed IPv4 and IPv6 environments precarious.