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Understanding IPv6, Second Edition by Joseph Davies

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Chapter 9. IPv6 and Name Resolution

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

  • Describe the Domain Name System (DNS) support for IPv6 name-to-address and address-to-name resolution.

  • Describe the Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution Protocol (LLMNR).

  • Describe source and destination address selection.

  • Describe the name resolution support for IPv6 provided by Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.

Name Resolution for IPv6

For Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), it is more important than ever that names, rather than addresses, be used to reference network resources. With IPv4, it is hard enough to remember an IPv4 address as a series of four decimal numbers. An IPv6 address can have up to 32 hexadecimal digits. It is unreasonable ...

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