What is ICMPv6, and how does it work?
Do you have a question for Silvia?
Submit your question directly to our editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet Control Message Protocol v6 is the IPv6 version of ICMP. The message types that are familiar from ICMPv4 are still there, but new message types have been defined that reflect the functionality of IPv6, such as Neighbor Discovery, Stateless Address Autoconfiguration, Path MTU Discovery and Multicast Listener Discovery. The message types for Neighbor Discovery and Stateless Address Auto-configuration are Router Solicitation/Advertisement and Neighbor Solicitation/Advertisement.
Read more of Silvia's advice
- IPv6 benefits current and future applications
- How to calculate ROI costs for an IPv6 implementation and migration?
- Learn how IPv6 subnetting works in LAN and VLAN network design
Dig Deeper on Network Performance Management
Related Q&A from Silvia Hagen, IPv6 Expert
An expert explains why the adoption rate of IPv6 isn't as slow as people think and why it is important to create a dual-stack environment during the ...continue reading
Expert Silvia Hagen explains what v6LoWPAN does and how it’s used.continue reading
For IPv6 and IPv4 expert Silvia Hagen's latest advice, view her Public Profile on the IT Knowledge Exchange.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.