IPv6 tab
 
IPv6 is fully and natively supported in Observer.
This tab configures Observer to display actual IPv6 addresses when sensed, rather than their IPv4-compatible representation. This affects all statistical displays that show IP addresses in an IPv6 environment. You can also choose how to represent these addresses.
Compressed hexadecimal represents the address as native IPv6 (i.e. each of the eight 16-bit portions of the address are specified), but with the 0000 portions of the address replaced by double colons (::). For example: FE80::254E:F35D:7DB4:11
Not compressed hexadecimal represents the address as native IPv6 (i.e. each of the eight 16-bit portions of the address are specified), including the 0000 portions. For example:FE80:0000:0000:0000:254E:F35D:7DB4:0011
The IPv4 compatible formats represent the address as x:x:x:x:x:x:d.d.d.d, where the x’s are the 16-bit left-most portions of the IPv6 address, and the d’s are four 8-bit (IPv4-style) decimal values derived from the last two portions of the 16-bit IPv6 address. An example of the compressed form is FE80::254E:F35D:125.180.0.17. In uncompressed format, it would beFE80:0000:0000:0000:254E:F35D:125.180.0.17
Decimal. separated represents the address as 16 decimal octets, for example:254.128.0.0.0.0.0.0.37.78.243.93.125.180.0.17