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Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, Fifth Edition by Joe Casad

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Hour 13. IPv6: The Next Generation

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

The reasons for IPv6

IPv6 header format

IPv6 addressing

Subnetting

Multicasting

Neighbor discovery

IPv6 tunnels

Because the Internet keeps changing, the protocols that govern Internet communication must also keep changing. The Internet Protocol (IP), which defines the all-important IP address system, has been poised for an upgrade for years. This hour looks at what’s ahead for the next generation of IP.

At the end of this hour, you will be able to

• Discuss the reasons why a new IP address system is necessary

• Describe the fields of the IPv6 header

• Apply the conventions for writing and simplifying IPv6 address

• Map existing IPv4 addresses to the IPv6 address ...

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