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Beginners guide to IPv6

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:43 pm

Fantastic. Was on my list of things to look over for my ICND2 exam. Hoping to the exam after new year.

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:40 am

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is a version of the Internet Protocol that is designed to succeed Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). IPv4 was the first publicly used Internet Protocol and has been in operation since 1981.

IPv6 is an Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched internetworking and provides an unreliable end-to-end datagram delivery service. The main driving force for the redesign of Internet Protocol was the foreseeable IPv4 address exhaustion. IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and is described in Internet standard document RFC 2460,

IPv6 uses a 128-bit address, whereas IPv4 uses only 32 bits. The new address space supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038) addresses. This expansion provides considerable flexibility in allocating addresses and routing traffic. It also eliminates the primary need for network address translation (NAT), which gained widespread deployment as an effort to alleviate IPv4 address exhaustion.

IPv6 also implements many other new features. It simplifies aspects of address assignment (stateless address autoconfiguration) and network renumbering (prefix and router announcements) when changing Internet connectivity providers. The IPv6 subnet size has been standardized by fixing the size of the host identifier portion of an address to 64 bits to facilitate an automatic mechanism for forming the host identifier from Link Layer media addressing information (MAC address). Network security is also integrated into the design of the IPv6 architecture, and the IPv6 specification mandates support for IPsec as a fundamental interoperability requirement.

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:54 am

alfradthomas wrote:Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is a version of the Internet Protocol that is designed to succeed Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). IPv4 was the first publicly used Internet Protocol and has been in operation since 1981.

IPv6 is an Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched internetworking and provides an unreliable end-to-end datagram delivery service. The main driving force for the redesign of Internet Protocol was the foreseeable IPv4 address exhaustion. IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and is described in Internet standard document RFC 2460,

IPv6 uses a 128-bit address, whereas IPv4 uses only 32 bits. The new address space supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038) addresses. This expansion provides considerable flexibility in allocating addresses and routing traffic. It also eliminates the primary need for network address translation (NAT), which gained widespread deployment as an effort to alleviate IPv4 address exhaustion.

IPv6 also implements many other new features. It simplifies aspects of address assignment (stateless address autoconfiguration) and network renumbering (prefix and router announcements) when changing Internet connectivity providers. The IPv6 subnet size has been standardized by fixing the size of the host identifier portion of an address to 64 bits to facilitate an automatic mechanism for forming the host identifier from Link Layer media addressing information (MAC address). Network security is also integrated into the design of the IPv6 architecture, and the IPv6 specification mandates support for IPsec as a fundamental interoperability requirement.


You just copied this verbatim off Wikipedia. Why?

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:11 pm

Good info...

I recommend Cisco Press "Deploying IPv6 Networks" if you want your eyes to glaze over and know more about IPv6 that you will never use. Good reference though...

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:11 am

The IPv6 Forum has given the CCNA, CCNP and CCIE R&S Gold certification in the IPv6 Forum's Education Certification Program.
https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-10327

Guess it means something, but to be honest if the CCNA coverage of IPv6 has gold status, then I wouldn't want to see bronze!

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:33 pm

mellowd wrote:
You just copied this verbatim off Wikipedia. Why?


LOL!! Yeah, that was pretty random.
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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:35 am

I appreciate that very much! This is exactly what I was looking for. I'm really looking forward to learn a lot now and thats not to often the case :D

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Mon May 02, 2011 11:12 am

Glad it helps!! It's VERY basic, but that's where everybody starts. Good luck on your studies!
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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:31 am

Thank you for sharing this just exactly what I needed.

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:04 pm

Its very good , thanks for posting , it helped !!
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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:56 pm

Great post. Need to read over it a few more times and maybe my head will stop spinning

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Re: Beginners guide to IPv6

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Thanks for the blog. It will really help.

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