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Networking The Complete Reference, Third Edition by Bobbi Sandberg

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CHAPTER

14 Other TCP/IP Protocols

While Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) has been the most commonly used, there are many other parts of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols. This chapter discusses other parts of the TCP/IP family as well as other groups or protocol suites encountered in today’s networks.

IPv6

As mentioned in Chapter 13, no one involved in the original design and implementation of the Internet could have predicted its explosive growth. The TCP/IP protocols held up remarkably well over the decades, proving that the scalability features incorporated into them were well designed. However, the single biggest problem with the use of these protocols is the rapid consumption of the address ...

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