How IPv6 Works in an Internetwork

It’s time to explore the finer points of IPv6. A great place to start is by showing you how to address a host and what gives it the ability to find other hosts and resources on a network.

I’ll also demonstrate a device’s ability to automatically address itself—something called stateless autoconfiguration—plus another type of autoconfiguration known as stateful. Keep in mind that stateful autoconfiguration uses a DHCP server in a very similar way to how it’s used in an IPv4 configuration. I’ll also show you how Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) and multicasting works for us on an IPv6 network.


Autoconfiguration is an incredibly useful solution because it allows devices on a network to ...

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