IPv6 Addressing

  • 128 bit hexadecimal Format (0-9,A-F)
  • Separated By colons (:)
  • Consists of 8 hextets
  • Each hextet consists of 16 bits
  • Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) consists of 1280 bytes where as IPv4 consist of 576 bytes
  • native IPsec encryption enabled
  • Types consists of
         Unicast
        Anycast
        Multicast
    Also consists:
        Link Local Address
        prefix used for a Link-Local address is FE80::X/10
        LoopBack address
        The Loopback address is 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 (::1)
  • No broadcast unlike IPv4
  • 40 byte header  field rather than 20 byte in IPv4
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