Implementing Cisco IPv6 Networks: IPv6 Addressing

Learn about IPv6 addressing and see sample configurations using the Cisco IOS technology to acquire basic knowledge to configure and operate routers in an IPv6 environment.

Cisco Self-Study: Implementing Cisco IPv6 Networks


Chapter 2: IPv6 Addressing

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After reading this chapter, you will be able to describe the new IPv6 header format and the impact of IPv6 on User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Transport Control Protocol (TCP) datagrams, and the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU). You will understand the addressing architecture of IPv6 with all kinds of IPv6 addresses scoped in the protocol. These addresses include link-local, site-local, aggregatable global unicast, loopback, unspecified, IPv4-compatible, multicast assigned, solicited-node multicast, and anycast. This chapter also presents IPv6 over Ethernet, multicast mapping over Ethernet, and EUI-64 format.

Throughout this chapter, you will see sample configurations using the Cisco IOS Software technology to acquire basic knowledge to configure and operate routers in an IPv6 environment. Examples show you how to enable IPv6 and IPv6 forwarding on a router. Examples also show you how to configure IPv6 addresses on network interfaces under Cisco IOS Software technology.

Finally, with the configuration exercise in the case study, you can practice commands learned in this chapter by configuring, analyzing, and displaying IPv6 using the Cisco IOS Software technology.

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