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Book “IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses – An Introduction” now available
ipv4 and ipv4 addresses - an introduction

The book gives an introduction in the Internet Protocol addresses as they are specified for IPv4 and IPv6. The emphasis build the different address types, their application and management. The book supports you in your understanding of the different concepts and in your planning.

The book covers following content:

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IPv6 Addresses: Autoconfiguration

Automatic address assignment follows the principle of „plug and play“. Devices request configuration data (local or global IPv6 addresses, additional important parameter values on demand). This is important for mobile users (like notebooks, mobile phones, smartphones, etc.) too. This functionality reduces the management effort.

Two versions are defined:

  • Stateless automatic configuration
  • Stateful automatic configuration (using e.g. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP))

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IPv6 Addresses: Interface Identifiers

Definition of IPv6 Address Interface Identifier

IPv6 unicast addresses consist of the prefix followed by an Interface Identifier (IID). The Interface Identifier is used for unique identification of a node´s interface.

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IPv6 Addresses: Scopes and Zones

This article describes the use of scopes and zones defined for IPv6 addresses.

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IPv6 Addresses: Management and Assignment

This article explains how IPv6 addresses are globally managed and assigned to providers and clients. Address assignment to single interfaces is discussed as well.

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