What is IPv6 and What Role Does it Play in Network Design?

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Deeply describe IPv6 and the role it plays in modern advanced network design.

IPv6 is the abbreviation for “Internet Protocol Version 6”. It’s the upgraded version and successor to IPv4, the first application used in the Internet and still in current use. It’s an Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched internetworks. The predominant motive for the redesign of Internet Protocol is the projected IPv4 address exhaustion. IPv6 was specified in December 1998 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) with the publication of an Internet standard specification, RFC 2460.

IPv6 also applies new features that simplify elements of address assignment (stateless address auto configuration) and network renumbering (prefix and router announcements) when…

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