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Understanding IPv6, Second Edition by Joseph Davies

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Chapter 8. Address Autoconfiguration

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

  • Describe the use of address autoconfiguration in IPv6.

  • Describe the states of an autoconfigured address and their relation to preferred and valid lifetimes.

  • Describe the types of autoconfiguration.

  • Explain the details of the stateless address autoconfiguration process.

  • Describe the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6), its message structure, and messages.

  • Distinguish between DHCPv6 stateless and stateful operation.

  • Describe the automatically configured addresses for a host using the IPv6 protocol for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.

Address Autoconfiguration Overview

One of the most useful aspects of IPv6 is its ability to automatically ...

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