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The Illustrated Network, 2nd Edition by Walter Goralski

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Chapter 7

IPv4 and IPv6 Headers

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn about the IP layer. We’ll start with the fields in the IPv4 and IPv6 packet headers. We’ll discuss most of the fields in detail and show how many of them relate to each other.

You will learn about fragmentation, and how large content is broken up, spread across a sequence of many packets, and reassembled at the destination. We’ll also talk about some of the perceived hazards of this fragmentation process.

Keywords

IPv4 headers; IPv6 headers; packet fragmentation; fragmentation; reassembly

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn about the IP layer. We’ll start with the fields in the IPv4 and IPv6 packet headers. We’ll discuss most of the fields in detail and show how ...

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