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Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is often called the next generation protocol and is designed to replace the widely deployed Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4). Despite that, IPv6 has only been implemented in a few places, but it is expected to grow over time. For example, Microsoft Windows Vista includes support for IPv6.
IPv6 enables easier support and maintenance of service provider networks than previous versions. The large address space improves the usage of online support systems and enables the inexpensive ...