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

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Part II: IPv6 Design

Part II is the most fundamental part of this book because it discusses the IPv6 protocol specification and presents the main commands in the Cisco IOS Software to implement IPv6 networks. Part II begins with a description of the new IPv6 header, the IPv6 addressing architecture, and all the types of addresses that are defined in the protocol specification. This part details the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP), a key protocol of IPv6 that uses Internet Control Message Protocol for IPv6 (ICMPv6) messages and multicast addresses to replace the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP). It also discusses advertising prefixes on links, stateless autoconfiguration, and the duplicate address detection (DAD) mechanism. The last chapter ...

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