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Which of these IPv6 addresses would be a complete abbreviation of 2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:ff00:0042:8329?

A) 2:1:db8::ff00:42:8329

B) 2001:0db8::ff00:0042:8329

C) 21:db8::ff:42:8329

D) 2001:db8::ff00:42:8329

E) Just wait until IPv7!

The answer: D) 2001:db8::ff00:42:8329

To abbreviate an IPv6 address, remove all of the leading zeros and replace one string of multiple zeros with a double-colon.

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