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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Planning for IPv6 Migration

Migrating your existing IPv4-based network infrastructure to IPv6 requires an understanding of different IPv6 transition technologies that you can use to achieve your goal. Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 support three transition technologies in particular:

  • ISATAP An address assignment and automatic tunneling technology defined in RFC 4214 that you can use to provide unicast IPv6 connectivity between IPv6/IPv4 hosts (hosts that support both IPv6 and IPv4) across an IPv4-based intranet (a private network whose infrastructure hardware, such as routers, supports only IPv4, not IPv6).

  • 6to4 An address assignment and automatic tunneling technology defined in RFC 3056 that you can use to provide unicast IPv6 ...

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