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Understanding IPv6, Second Edition by Joseph Davies

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Chapter 10. IPv6 Routing

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

  • Describe the contents of the IPv6 routing table.

  • Explain the end-to-end IPv6 packet delivery process.

  • Understand dynamic routing and the routing protocols used on IPv6 networks.

  • Describe the routing support for IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.

Routing in IPv6

Similar to IPv4 nodes, typical Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) nodes use a local IPv6 routing table to determine how to forward packets. IPv6 creates default routing table entries when initializing, and it adds entries based on its static configuration, based on the receipt of Router Advertisement messages containing on-link prefixes and routes, or with the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol ...

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