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The Internet Engineering Task Force introduced CIDR in 1993 to replace the previous classful network addressing architecture on the Internet.

- Classless Inter-Domain Routing

The routing prefix may be expressed in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation written as the first address of a network, followed by a slash character (/), and ending with the bit-length of the prefix.

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Decomposition of an IPv4 address from dot-decimal notation to its binary value

IP address

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Numerical label such as that is connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

Numerical label such as that is connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

Decomposition of an IPv4 address from dot-decimal notation to its binary value
Decomposition of an IPv6 address from hexadecimal representation to its binary value

However, because of the growth of the Internet and the depletion of available IPv4 addresses, a new version of IP (IPv6), using 128 bits for the IP address, was standardized in 1998.

The size of the routing prefix of the address is designated in CIDR notation by suffixing the address with the number of significant bits, e.g.,, which is equivalent to the historically used subnet mask.

IPv6 header

IPv6

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IPv6 header
Glossary of terms used for IPv6 addresses
Decomposition of the dot-decimal IPv4 address representation to its binary value
Multicast structure in IPv6
Several examples of IPv6 extension headers
IPv6 packet header
A general structure for an IPv6 unicast address
The Link-Local Unicast Address structure in IPv6
The global unicast address structure in IPv6
IPv6 Prefix Assignment mechanism with IANA, RIRs, and ISPs
IPv4-compatible IPv6 unicast address
IPv4-mapped IPv6 unicast address
A timeline for the standards governing IPv6
Monthly IPv6 allocations per regional Internet registry (RIR)

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

In the early 1990s, even after the redesign of the addressing system using a classless network model, it became clear that this would not suffice to prevent IPv4 address exhaustion, and that further changes to the Internet infrastructure were needed.

IPv4 address exhaustion timeline

IPv4 address exhaustion

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Depletion of the pool of unallocated IPv4 addresses.

Depletion of the pool of unallocated IPv4 addresses.

IPv4 address exhaustion timeline
Exhaustion of IPv4 addresses since 1995
IPv4 addresses allocation rate per RIR
Geoff Huston's projection of the evolution of the IP pool for each RIR
Regional Internet registries
A timeline for IPv4 exhaustion in IANA and the RIRs.

Because the original Internet architecture had fewer than 4.3 billion addresses available, depletion has been anticipated since the late 1980s, when the Internet started experiencing dramatic growth.

The anticipated shortage has been the driving factor in creating and adopting several new technologies, including network address translation (NAT), Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) in 1993, and IPv6 in 1998.

Creating a subnet by dividing the host identifier

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Logical subdivision of an IP network.

Logical subdivision of an IP network.

Creating a subnet by dividing the host identifier
The concept of subnetting the IPv4 address space 200.100.10.0/24, which contains 256 addresses, into two smaller address spaces, namely 200.100.10.0/25 and 200.100.10.128/25 with 128 addresses each.

The routing prefix may be expressed in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation written as the first address of a network, followed by a slash character (/), and ending with the bit-length of the prefix.

Computers participating in a network such as the Internet each have at least one network address.

IPv4 packet

IPv4

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Fourth version of the Internet Protocol (IP).

Fourth version of the Internet Protocol (IP).

IPv4 packet
Decomposition of the quad-dotted IPv4 address representation to its binary value

It is one of the core protocols of standards-based internetworking methods in the Internet and other packet-switched networks.

CIDR notation combines the address with its routing prefix in a compact format, in which the address is followed by a slash character (/) and the count of leading consecutive 1 bits in the routing prefix (subnet mask).