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Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide by Wendell Odom

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Assigning Addresses to Hosts

Once all the addressing details have been discussed, registered, and documented, the addresses must be configured on the various hosts and routers. This next topic examines how to add IPv6 configuration (including addressing) to IPv6 hosts.

From a learning perspective, IPv6 host configuration is a little more complex than IPv4. IPv6 adds another protocol to the mix—Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)—and has two options through which hosts can learn their IPv6 settings. Learning how IPv6 hosts dynamically learn their IPv6 settings just takes a little more effort than with IPv4.

IPv6 hosts have three basic options to set their IPv6 options: static configuration, stateful DHCP, and SLAAC. With static configuration, someone ...

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