CHAPTER 12

IPv6

The CompTIA Network+ certification exam expects you to know how to

•   1.3 Explain the concepts and characteristics of routing and switching

•   1.4 Given a scenario, configure the appropriate IP addressing components

To achieve these goals, you must be able to

•   Discuss the fundamental concepts of IPv6

•   Describe IPv6 practices

•   Implement IPv6 in a TCP/IP network

The Internet developers wanted to make a networking protocol that had serious longevity, so they had to define a large enough IP address space to last well beyond the foreseeable future. They had to determine how many computers might exist in the future and then make the IP address space even bigger. But how many computers would exist in the future? Keep ...

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