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Understanding IPv6, Second Edition by Joseph Davies

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Chapter 3. IPv6 Addressing

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the IPv6 address space, and state why the address length of 128 bits was chosen.

  • Describe IPv6 address syntax, including zero suppression and compression and prefixes.

  • Enumerate and describe the function of the different types of unicast IPv6 addresses.

  • Describe the format of multicast IPv6 addresses.

  • Describe the function of anycast IPv6 addresses.

  • Describe how IPv6 interface identifiers are determined.

  • Describe how to perform bit-level subnetting on the subnet identifier portion of a unicast IPv6 address prefix.

  • List and compare the different addressing concepts between IPv4 addresses and IPv6 addresses.

The IPv6 Address Space

The most obvious distinguishing ...

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