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IPv6 Fundamentals: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6 by Rick Graziani

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Chapter 9. DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6)

IPv6 has a minimal impact on most upper-layer protocols. When changes are required, it is because of the protocol or application needing the extended 128-bit IPv6 address in the service that it provides. One of the upper-layer protocols where the IPv6 address changes are more evident is with DHCP for IPv6, known as DHCPv6. Besides accommodating the larger IPv6 address in the actual DHCP messages, there are other protocol changes as well.

Dynamic address assignment in IPv6 is more involved and provides more options than its IPv4 counterpart. Similar to IPv4, DHCPv6 provides stateful DHCP services, but as noted in Chapter 4, “IPv6 Address Types,” IPv6 also provides Stateless Address ...

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