Day 20

IPv6 Addressing

Key Topics

In the early 1990s, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) grew concerned about the exhaustion of the IPv4 network addresses and began to look for a replacement for this protocol. This activity led to the development of what is now known as IPv6. Today’s review focuses on the IPv6 protocol and IPv6 address types.

Overview and Benefits of IPv6

Scaling networks today requires a limitless supply of IP addresses and improved mobility that private addressing and network address translation (NAT) alone cannot meet. IPv6 satisfies the increasingly complex requirements of hierarchical ...

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