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Configuring IPv6 For Cisco IOS - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781928994848, 9780080476766

Configuring IPv6 For Cisco IOS

1st Edition

Author: Syngress
Paperback ISBN: 9781928994848
eBook ISBN: 9780080476766
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 16th August 2002
Page Count: 520
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"By building IPv6 into Cisco IOS software, we are enabling continued growth of the Internet and its expansion into new applications and capabilities in a way that maintains compatibility with existing Internet services." -- Stephen Deering, Cisco Fellow and lead designer of the protocol

Internetworking Protocol (IP) addresses are the unique numeric identifiers required of every device connected to the Internet. Two years ago, in response to the exponential increase in demand for new IP addresses, the Internet Engineering Task Force finalized its revision on IP addressing, called IP Version 6 and key hardware vendors such as Cisco and major Internet Service Providers like AOL announced plans to migrate to IP Version 6. That is now happening. Cisco Systems began incorporating Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in its Cisco IOS Software in June, 2001. Cisco is currently the only major networking vendor to deliver IPv6 across multiple platforms.

This book provides complete coverage of IPv6 strategies, configuration scenarios, and techniques to successfully deploy an IPv6 addressing and subnetting scheme on your network.

Key Features

  • Increasing the IP address size from 32 bits to 128 bits
  • Supporting more levels of addressing hierarchy
  • Supporting an increased number of addressable nodes
  • Supporting simpler auto-configuration of addresses
  • Improving the scalability of multicast routing by adding a "scope" field to multicast addresses
  • Use a new "anycast address" to send a packet to any one of a group of nodes


Network administrators and technicians who are responsible for implementing and troubleshooting Cisco routed network environments

Table of Contents

IPv6 Addressing Basics
IPv6 Addressing Scheme Characteristics
Address Organization
Simplified Host Addressing
Autoconfiguration of Addresses
Multicast Routing
6 Bone
IPv6 Header
IPv6 Address Delegation


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