Solved confusion over what An IP address looks like ??

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7100 sff(pk86...
January 25, 2020 at 03:10:28
Specs: windows 8, 2.793 GHz / 4 gig
Before I installed Sushi browser -My Ip address always looked like this-
25.8.99.34 ( not my real one)
The problem is I have not done an ipconfig for a few years -so now
when I did an ipconfig as in this exapmple - https://www.lifewire.com/ip-config-... so mine now looks a little bit like this

:g56h:231m:9kcc%98
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What is confusing me is that my Previous format from 25.8.99.34 to :g56h:231m:9kcc%98 is completely different - and can some please explain to me why the Format has changed ??????????????????

2-nd question -After I installed Sushi Browser - now I deliberately changed my IP to a Japanese one - this - 219.100.37.244 - but when I quit this Browser -now all my other Browsers still think my IP is that Japanese one - I thought when I exit - all my other Browsers are suppose to show my Real IP ??? it does not - is this normal ????

Im using - https://www.whatsmyip.org to show my Ip

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January 25, 2020 at 07:56:20

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January 25, 2020 at 17:05:27
Apparently IPv6 uses hexadecimal which is 0 through f (16 possible digits) so the h, k and % are not possible (though the above might only be a made up example). Otherwise it does look like it (though the string should be longer).

Are you using a router? A router strips off your personal IP address and substitutes the routers IP address and redirects the replies back to you to protect you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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January 26, 2020 at 01:49:59
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You are correct that h and k should not appear in IPv6 addresses, but % can to indicate a zone index (and the zone index could contain other than hexadecimal characters). Also, the textual version of the address can be abbreviated, so different addresses may appear to be different lengths.

I suspect that the OP made up the IPv6 address as they did the IPv4 one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6_...


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