IPv6

by Jose Chaverra Say
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Management

The Internet Protocol (IP) is the most widely used network protocol. IPv4 is a well-established protocol and, since its publication in 1981, only a few changes have been made to it. For many years it proved to be an efficient way to interchange data over a computer network. Ironically, IPv4’s success is at the same time its own executioner. The expansion of the Internet around the world and the consequent hunger for internet presence will exhaust any world-wide availability of IPv4 addresses by July 2014. The Network Address Translator (NAT) is an educated way to incorporate more devices to the global network that the nominal capacity.

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Irina Alexandra Negrii 2 months ago

it is a set of specifications from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that's essentially an upgrade of IP version 4 (IPv4)..the basics of IPv6 are similar to those of IPv4 ..devices can use IPv6 as source and destination addresses to pass packets over a network, and tools like ping work for network testing as they do in IPv4, with some slight variations

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