Introduction

This book focuses on the basics of IPv6. There is a great deal to learn about IPv6. It is much more than just becoming familiar with a larger address.

My approach to writing this book was to do my best to explain each concept in a simple, step-by-step approach, as well as to include the critical details. It was a challenging balance between providing as much information as possible without overwhelming the reader. IPv6 is not difficult to learn but involves multiple protocols and processes that might be new to the reader.

Don’t be overwhelmed by all the details. For example, although I have included a brief description for each field in the protocols discussed in the book, it isn’t necessarily important that you understand the details ...

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