Understanding IPv6

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is becoming more and more prominent. Despite its slow take-up initially, the ever-increasing demand for IP addresses will no doubt make organizations that have been hesitant to implement IPv6 reconsider their stance. I think with the abundance of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are now available, this demand will continue to increase dramatically and having knowledge of IPv6 will become more important.

This chapter introduces you to IPv6, giving you an overview of how IPv6 addresses are represented in general, before moving on to discuss the various address types. Then, we will cover assigning IPv6 addresses in a Windows environment. We will finish this chapter by briefly talking ...

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