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Linux® Socket Programming by Sean Walton

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Chapter 19. IPv6: The Next Generation to IP

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The Internet contains much of the network traffic in today's world. It has a great deal of power and flexibility. It bases its power and flexibility on the IP packet. This packet eases getting messages from here to there. However it has certain limitations, limitations based primarily in growth and extensibility.

This chapter digs deeply into the next generation of IP: IPng (yes, "IP Next Generation") or IPv6. Throughout this book, you have worked entirely in the IPv4 arena, and most of that knowledge is applicable in IPv6. You only need to know few extra tips and tricks to ensure longevity ...

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