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Understanding IPv6, Second Edition by Joseph Davies

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Chapter 6. Neighbor Discovery

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the functions of the Neighbor Discovery (ND) protocol.

  • List and describe the function and format of ND options.

  • List and describe the function and format of ND messages.

  • Describe which ND messages use which ND options.

  • Describe the details of the address resolution, neighbor unreachability detection, duplicate address detection, router discovery, and redirect processes.

  • Describe the host sending algorithm in terms of host data structures and ND messages.

Neighbor Discovery Overview

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Neighbor Discovery (ND) is a set of messages and processes defined in RFC 4861 that determine relationships between neighboring nodes. ...

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