IPv4 vs. IPv6
I'm quite new to all this and need some help, especially since i couldn't find too much Information about it on the Forum.
I know IPv6 is the new hexadecimal version of the IP, but what exactly does that mean? I'm sure there are some big changes to it..
When using online services to get my IP, I'm able to get the IPv4 AND the IPv6.. but when i type ifconfig in the shell it just shows me the IPv6.. can someone explain that, please?
Does my Computer forward both IPs? Or are they even the same just in another format? Which doesn't make much sense to me..
Now if was about to use a tool, that requires my IP, which one would I use? (If not shown explicitly)
I'm a little confused about this, i hope someone can enlighten me. :)