Chapter 11 IPv6

Lab 11-1: Acquiring an IPv6 Address


Figure 11-1 Acquiring an IPv6 Address

Figure 11-1 illustrates the topology that will be used in the following lab.

Modified EUI-64 Addressing

Modified Extended Unique Identifier 64 (EUI-64) is the process that allows a host to assign itself a unique IPv6 address. The host’s MAC address is converted into a 64-bit identifier, called a Modified EUI-64, and this value is appended to a 64-bit network prefix learned by other means. This feature is an enhancement over IPv4 because it eliminates the need for manual configuration or DHCP. The IPv6 Modified EUI-64 format address is created based on ...

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