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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 25. IPV6 ADDRESSING

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The primary motivation for creating Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) was to rectify the addressing problems in version 4 (IPv4). Along with acquiring more addresses, the IPv6 designers desired a way of interpreting, assigning, and using addresses in a way that was more consonant with modern internetworking. So, it's no surprise that many of the changes in IPv6 are associated with IP addressing. The IPv6 addressing scheme is similar in concept to IPv4 addressing, but has been completely overhauled to create an addressing system that's capable of supporting continued Internet expansion and new applications for the foreseeable ...

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