Novell® IP version 6 (IPv6) is a new version of the Internet Protocol designed as a successor to IP version 4 (IPv4), the predominant protocol in use today. The changes from IPv4 to IPv6 are primarily in the following areas: expanded addressing capabilities, auto-configuration, header format simplification, improved support for extensions and options, flow-labeling capability, consolidated authentication, and privacy capabilities.

With the unprecedented growth of the Internet there is an urgency to expand the address space available to Internet users. The current version of the Internet Protocol, IPv4, is slowly losing position because of its various limitations such as limited address space, lack of functionality, and inadequate security features. As the demand for address space is growing, IPv6 is becoming popular and is being deployed commercially around the globe.

IPv6 Links

  • Addressing

  • Neighbor Discovery (LAN) and ICMPv6

  • Ethernet links supported

  • Auto-Configuration

  • Routing

  • Scoped Address

  • Sockets - BSD Standard, Winsock, and Java Sockets

  • Dual Stack

  • Configuration

  • Applications and Diagnostics

  • Transition Mechanism

  • Ripng for Ipv6

  • Mulitiprocessing