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Process Overhead Associated with IPv4 and IPv6

This solution explores and explains the requirement for routers to support both IPv4 and IPv6 protocol stacks and explains the various types of connections a dual stack router can support, and why such connections are necessary. Finally, included in this solution is a discussion on the overhead involved in handling dual stacks and how it will increase or lower the protocol processing load that such devices must handle.

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In a large sense the term "Dual Stack" in itself is misleading. Most implementations of IPv6 do not offer two completely distinct TCP/IP stacks, one for IPv4 and one for IPv6, but an hybrid stack in which most of the code is shared between the two protocol suites. However, in order for the ...

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This solution explores and explains the requirement for routers to support both IPv4 and IPv6 protocol stacks and explains the various types of connections a dual stack router can support, and why such connections are necessary. Finally, included in this solution is a discussion on the overhead involved in handling dual stacks and how it will increase or lower the protocol processing load that such devices must handle.

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