Technology - IPv6 3 - Headers & DNS

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Last updated: 19 Dec 2007 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 12

Analyst: Robin Whittle


In the context of Ethernet, IPv4, TCP and UDP headers, we describe the basic and extension headers which define the structure of IPv6 packets. We discuss the Hop-by-Hop, Destination Options, Routing, Fragmentation, Authentication, Encapsulation and Mobility extension headers. We also describe the IPv6 specific aspects of the Domain Name System, including reverse mapping of IPv6 addresses.

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