Chapter 9. Internet Protocol Version 6 Design

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Introduction to IPv6

IPv6 Header

IPv6 Address Representation

IPv6 Address Scope Types and Address Allocations

IPv6 Mechanisms

IPv6 Routing Protocols

IPv4-to-IPv6 Transition Strategies and Deployments

IPv6 Comparison with IPv4

This chapter reviews Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) address structures, address assignments, representations, and mechanisms used to deploy IPv6. Expect plenty of questions about IPv6 on the exam. The CCDA candidate must understand how an IPv6 address is represented and the different types of IPv6 addresses. This chapter also covers the benefits of IPv6 over IPv4, compares the protocols, and examines migration to IPv6 options.

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