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Cisco Self-Study: Implementing IPv6 Networks (IPV6) by Régis Desmeules

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IPv6 on Linux

According to the Linux IPv6 website managed by Peter Bieringer, the first Linux code with IPv6 support appeared in 1996 for the kernel version 2.1.8. Today, IPv6 support for Linux version 2.4.x and higher is available in two different ways:

  • Native IPv6 support— The several Linux distributions such as Red Hat, Debian, SuSe, Slackware, and Turbo, support IPv6. However, to enable IPv6 on your Linux system, you need to build a kernel with IPv6 support. More information about native IPv6 support on Linux can be found on the website www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/. This is the official Linux IPv6 HOWTO website managed by Peter Bieringer.

  • USAGI (universal playground for IPv6)— The USAGI development project works to deliver a production-quality ...

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