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CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide by Wendell Odom

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IPv6 Multicast Addresses

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IPv6 uses multicast IPv6 addresses for several purposes. In some cases, overhead protocols use these addresses to send packets to multiple IPv6 hosts at once. In other cases, applications use multicast addresses to send IPv6 packets to many hosts, rather than sending a different packet to each individual host.

This next topic first compares the use of broadcast addresses with the use of multicast addresses. It then looks at some common multicast addresses used with IPv6.

Broadcasts Versus Multicasts

The terms broadcast and multicast have subtle and slightly different meanings. After you learn more about both, ...

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