Implementing IPv6 Networks in the Enterprise

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Author Paul Gilbert 
Last updated 2002-04-26
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This document is not meant to be a primer on IPv6 [IPv6] or supply any technical information about the protocol, it is meant to give network engineers a place to start and to get ideas as to what to prepare for when thinking about implementing IPv6, and also some changes that need to be made when thinking about the addressing schema. IPv6 brings some useful features that will help in making the transition as painless as possible, things like auto-configuration and renumbering. Particularly useful is the fact that both IPv4 and IPv6 can run concurrently on the network, on the same router interface and on the same PC. This affords an evolutionary approach rather that a revolutionary introduction of IPv6 technology. For the purpose of this document the terms router and layer3 switch are used interchangeably


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