IPv6: Address types, Prefix-types you must know, Auto-Configuration

I am going to run through all the as brief as possible, so hold onto the seat of your pants. First up, EUI64: Every interface enabled with IPv6 on a Router needs a unique identifier, called an interface identifier, which uses what is called an EUI64 (Extended Unique Identifier). The 64 bits does not refer … Continue reading IPv6: Address types, Prefix-types you must know, Auto-Configuration

IPv6 vs IPv4 Header differences, Address Formatting, Zero Compression, and leading Zero Compression

Above, is seen an IPv6 packet Header, which contains 8 fields: Version: Equivalent to IPv4 Version field - Set to 6 obviously 🙂 Traffic Class: Equivalent to IPv4 Headers ToS (Type of Service) field, used to assign priority levels to packets (QoS) Flow Label: Has no IPv4 equivalence, Labels a packet to be in a … Continue reading IPv6 vs IPv4 Header differences, Address Formatting, Zero Compression, and leading Zero Compression