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IPv6 – Routing

IPv6 – Routing, Routing concepts remain same in case of IPv6 but almost all routing protocols have been redefined accordingly. We discussed earlier, how a host speaks to its g…Read More

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IPv6 – Summary

IPv6 – Summary, IPv4 since 1982, has been an undisputed leader of Internet. With IPv4’s address space exhaustion, IPv6 is now taking over the control of Internet, which i…Read More

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IPv6 – Subnetting

IPv6 – Subnetting, In IPv4, addresses were created in classes. Classful IPv4 addresses clearly define the bits used for network prefixes and the bits used for hosts on that networ…Read More

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Transition From IPv4 to IPv6

Transition From IPv4 to IPv6, Complete transition from IPv4 to IPv6 might not be possible because IPv6 is not backward compatible. This results in a situation where either a site is on IPv6 …Read More

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IPv6 – Mobility

IPv6 – Mobility, When a host is connected to a link or network, it acquires an IP address and all communication take place using that IP address on that link. As soon as, the s…Read More

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IPv6 – Special Addresses

IPv6 – Special Addresses, Version 6 has slightly complex structure of IP address than that of IPv4. IPv6 has reserved a few addresses and address notations for special purposes. See the …Read More

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IPv6 – Headers

IPv6 – Headers, The wonder of IPv6 lies in its header. An IPv6 address is 4 times larger than IPv4, but surprisingly, the header of an IPv6 address is only 2 times larger than …Read More

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IPv6 – Communication

IPv6 – Communication, In IPv4, a host that wants to communicate with another host on the network needs to have an IP address acquired either by means of DHCP or by manual configurati…Read More

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IPv6 – Features

IPv6 – Features, The successor of IPv4 is not designed to be backward compatible. Trying to keep the basic functionalities of IP addressing, IPv6 is redesigned entirely. It offe…Read More

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IPv6 – Addressing Modes

IPv6 – Addressing Modes, In computer networking, addressing mode refers to the mechanism of hosting an address on the network. IPv6 offers several types of modes by which a single host …Read More