IP addresses let machines communicate across a network. DigitalOcean Droplets are assigned IPv4 addresses by default. Enabling IPv6 on a Droplet gives you access to its 16 additional IPv6 addresses.
The DigitalOcean API lets you manage DigitalOcean resources programmatically using conventional HTTP requests. All the functionality available in the DigitalOcean Control Panel is also available through the API.
See the API documentation on IPv6 for Droplets for more information.
doctl is a command-line interface for the DigitalOcean API and supports many of the same actions.
doctl documentation on Droplets for more information.