Is there any private/public IP address range in IPv6? Could you suggest some books regarding IPv6 concepts?
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
Yes, there is. Any interface configured for IPv6 always has a link-local address which starts with FE80 and can only be used on the link. Then there are Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses which are to be used within a site and should never be routed to the Internet. They are defined in RFC 4193.
So an IPv6 interface will generally have a link-local address, maybe a unique local address plus a global unicast address.
I have not seen a book yet which really describes these concepts. IPv6 Essentials and other books that I know so far describe how the protocol is designed and works and also how you can configure different features on different operating systems. To understand this is important, if you want to go into any type of planning and creating transition strategies. If you look for a book which describes how to create an addressing strategy or a dual-stack security strategy, I believe that has yet to be written.
Related Q&A from Silvia Hagen
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
Expert Silvia Hagen explains what ICMPv6 is, and how it differs from ICMPv4.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.