The user friendliness comes from using domain name system (DNS) to do name-to-address mapping. So all you need...
to remember is a name, not even numbers.
But if you are the kind of person who can remember 128 bit decimal addresses for all routers and servers in a network (as some network engineers do in the IPv4 world), you will have to tell me how you do it.
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