Although IPv4 has been the primary IP addressing scheme used on the Internet and within internal networks for many years, IPv6 is also being used today. The differences are significant, and even technicians who have mastered IPv4 have a lot to learn to master IPv6. This includes the basics of an IPv6 address, its different components, how IPv4 and IPv6 coexist, and how you can assign IPv6 addresses.
- Understanding IPv6 addresses
- Exploring the components of an IPv6 address
- Understanding the dual IP stack
- Comparing manual and automatic assignment of IPv6
Exploring IPv6 Addresses
IPv4 uses 32 bits and can address about 4 billion addresses. When the Internet was in its infancy, 4 billion addresses seemed like they would ...