IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture

8 for additional required addresses a single

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: for additional required addresses). A single interface may also have multiple IPv6 addresses of any type (unicast, anycast, and multicast) or scope. addresses with a Unicast scope greater than link-scope are not needed for interfaces that are not used as the origin or destination of any IPv6 packets to or from non-neighbors. point This is sometimes convenient for point-to- interfaces. There is one exception to this addressing model: A unicast address or a set of unicast addresses may be assigned to multiple physical interfaces if the implementation treats the multiple physical interfaces as one interface when presenting it to the internet layer. over This is useful for load-sharing multiple physical interfaces. Hinden [Page 3] Standards Track RFC 4291 February 2006 IPv6 Addressing Architecture Currently, IPv6 continues the IPv4 model in that a subnet prefix is associated with one link. assigned Multiple subnet prefixes may be to the same link. 2.2. Text Representation of Addresses There are three conventional forms for representing IPv6 addresses as text strings: 1. The preferred form is x:x:x:...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online