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Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators by Edward Horley

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CHAPTER 1

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IPv6 the Big Picture

This chapter is an overview of the “Big Picture” of where IPv6 is at now. Its goal is to bring you up to speed on the current status of IPv6; it is not a rehash of all the old iterations IPv6 has gone through. Additionally, it will provide a very short summary of why IPv6 is important to Microsoft.

I feel it is important to have some background and framework of IPv6 before you dive into the inner workings of IPv6 on Windows. I feel this way because the most common questions I get asked about IPv6 are rarely technical ones. The questions are typically around the big picture such as “Why IPv6 now?” and “Why do we have ...

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