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What are the routing differences between IPv4 and IPv6?

Between IPv4 and IPv6, find out how routing differs, in this Q&A with Silvia Hagen.

What are the routing differences between IPv4 and IPv6?

Basic IP routing rules remain the same. IPv6 uses extension headers which can be used for routing information and are only inserted into an IPv6 packet if needed. For routing with IPv6, the following routing protocols are used: RIPng, OSPFv3, IS-IS, EIGRPv6 and BGP.

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