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IPv6 and IPv4

List two new or changed features in IPv6. Discuss how each one affects the Internet Protocol including the affects to inter-networking issues. Be thorough in your discussion.

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The internetworking problem may be stated as follows:
Design a scalable network infrastructure that interconnects different smaller networks, to enable packets to be sent between hosts across networks of very different performance characteristics.

Some examples of the diering characteristics include:
? Addressing.
Each network might have its own way of addressing nodes; for example, Ethernet's use a 6-byte identier while telephones use a 10-digit number.

? Bandwidth & latency.
Heterogeneity in bandwidths range from a small number of bits/s(e.g., power lines) to many Gigabits/s, spanning many orders of magnitudes. Similarly, laten-cies can range from microseconds to several seconds

? Packet size.
The maximum packet sizes in general will vary between ...

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Two new or changed features in IPv6 are listed. How each one affects the Internet Protocol including the affects to inter-networking issues is discussed.

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