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Summary

This chapter presented an overview of the fundamentals of the IP version 6. IPv6 is proposed to replace IPv4 to carry the data traffic over the Internet. The student should understand the following:

  • The basic differences between IPv6 and IPv4
  • The basic structure of a 128-bit IPv6 hexadecimal address
  • The addresses that IPv6 uses
  • How to setup IPv6 on the computers
  • The purpose of link-local addresses
  • How to setup IPv6 on the routers
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