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Publishing Date: July 25, 2022

IPv4 Proxies And IPv6 Proxies

There are many categorizations you can make on proxy servers. Some proxy servers are categorized by: the source of the proxy, the exclusivity of the proxy, and the type of IP format they’re using. Two proxy types are classified by IP format: IPv4 Proxies and IPv6 Proxies. In this article, we’ll be discussing both proxies.

There are many categorizations you can make on proxy servers. Some proxy servers are categorized by: the source of the proxy, the exclusivity of the proxy, and the type of IP format they’re using. Two proxy types are classified by IP format: IPv4 Proxies and IPv6 Proxies. In this article, we’ll be discussing both proxies.

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IPv4 Proxies

IPv4 Proxies use IP addresses that utilize the IPv4 protocol. This is the fourth generation of the Internet Protocol, hence the name IPv4. Even though it’s the fourth version, IPv4 is the first internet protocol that internet users started utilizing because the first three generations were used for testing purposes only.

IPv4 has a serious problem though, as there simply isn’t enough of it. For IPv4, there are only around 4 billion possible IP address combinations of it, which isn’t enough for worldwide supply. Even so, IPv4 proxies are currently still the most used protocol.

IPv6 Proxies

Similar to IPv4 Proxies proxies, IPv6 proxies used IP addresses that utilize the IPv6 protocol. It’s the sixth generation, and it was launched in 2012. There are over 340 undecillion possible combinations of IPv6 addresses, and it’s supposed to help against the shortage of IPv4 IP addresses.

Why Not Use IPv6 addresses?

Even though IPv6 was made to replace IPv4, it’s still completely far away from being adopted by the internet. This is because IPv6 and IPv4 are incompatible with each other, so the entire internet would have to switch to IPv6 if they want to utilize it. The problem is that it’s easier for internet service providers to find workarounds for the shortage of IPv4 addresses than to upgrade the entire internet to using IPv6 addresses.

Mobile Proxies

One such workaround is by using mobile IP addresses, as each mobile IP has hundreds of users utilizing it at the same time. This is also what makes mobile proxies so valuable, as banning a single mobile IP address is equivalent to banning hundreds of users, so websites are quite reluctant to do so.

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Conclusion

For the moment, IPv4 proxies are better to use compared to IPv6 proxies. All websites are compatible with IPv4, while only a few are compatible with IPv6 proxies. You can still use IPv6 proxies, just keep in mind that it’s not compatible with many websites. Websites also won’t hesitate to ban an entire range of subnets when using IPv6, so there’s a high chance of you losing hundreds and thousands of IP addresses just from a single ban.