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IPv6 Overview - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive computer science chapter provides a thorough overview of IPv6 services, addresses and routing protocols. Broken into short and expertly taught lessons, the chapter offers clear explanations of IPv6 address structures, access control lists and differences between IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you see how well you understand the information. We also invite you to take the chapter exam and submit questions to our computer science experts if you need any extra help. The chapter is also accessible around-the-clock, which makes it easy to incorporate studying time into your schedule. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Compare types of IPv6 addresses
- Describe the structure and purpose of an IPv6 address
- Recognize the purpose of access control lists in IPv4 and IPv6
- Outline the steps for troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 services
1. IPv6 Address: Types, Structure & Purpose
This lesson introduces you to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address, explaining its types (modes), structure and purpose. IPv6 is the best alternative for its predecessor, IPv4.
2. Access Control Lists in IPv4 & IPv6: Description & Purpose
Access Control Lists are a set of conditions or rules that provide inbound and outbound traffic filtering for IPv4 and IPv6 packets. This lesson gives an overview of both IPv4 and IPv6 ACL configurations and describes the advantage of IPv6.
3. Troubleshooting IPv4 & IPv6 Services & Routing Protocols: Description & Steps
This lesson covers the methodology and tools used in troubleshooting issues with Internet-based network services, such as websites and email, as well as communication routing protocols.
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