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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 24. IPV6 OVERVIEW, CHANGES, AND TRANSITION

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Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is destined to be the future of IP, and due to IP's critical importance, it will form the basis for the future of TCP/IP and the Internet as well. In fact, it's been under development since the middle of the last decade, and a real IPv6 internetwork has been used for testing for a number of years as well. Despite this, many people don't know much about IPv6, other than the fact that it's a newer version of IP. Some have never even heard of it at all! I'm going to rectify that, of course—but before I delve into the important changes made in IPv6 addressing, packaging, ...

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