The advent of Internet Protocol version 6 made IP address related calculations more complicated than before. IPv4 is still in more widely used, however, it is inevitable for system and network administrators to gear up for working with the more complex IPv6. Bitcricket IP Subnet Calculatoris a handy tool for Windows and Mac users for IPv4 and IPv6 related calculations. These include identifying the subnet, class I.D, CIDR and IPv6 related information. This calculator helps you migrate from IPv4 to IPv6 by supporting the 6 different IPv6 flavors that embed IPv4.
To find detailed information about an IP address, simply input an IP address and choose one of the following: number of subnet bits, the maximum number of desired subnets, the number of host bits, or the maximum number of desired hosts. This will automatically display related information.
The Class ID can be easily identified from the Classes tab.
Likewise, the CIDR (Class Inter-Domain Routing) can also be calculated from the CIDR tab. CIDR or “supernetting” which is a methodology of allocating IP addresses and routing Internet Protocol packets. This way IP routes (especially Class C) can be aggregated into a smaller set of routing table entries.
There are no subnets in IPv6 (and thus no subnet masks). However, there are different types of IPv6 addresses and bits/fields with different interpretations. The best part of the application is that it provides intricate information about an IPv6 address, which makes it easier to calculate related information. Moreover, this IP calculator helps you migrate from IPv4 to IPv6 by supporting the 6 different IPv6 flavors that embed IPv4.
It is available for both Windows and Mac. Works on
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008
- Mac OS X