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The new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) represents an evolution of the venerable IP. It maintains the same basic operational principles of IPv4, but makes some important modifications, particularly in the area of addressing. In fact, some of the more significant changes in IPv6 are actually not in IP itself, but in the protocols that support IP. One of the most interesting of these was the creation of an entirely new support protocol for IPv6. It combines several tasks previously performed by other protocols in IPv4, adds some new functions, and makes numerous improvements to the whole package. ...

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