While version 6 of the Internet Protocol is similar to version 4, there are significant differences in the operation of the former compared to the latter. The following IPv6 protocols and mechanisms are described in this section:
- ICMP for IPv6
- The IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)
- IPv6 stateful autoconfiguration
- IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration
ICMP for IPv6
ICMP is used to report errors and other information to the source hosts regarding the delivery of IP packets to the intended destination. ICMPv6, which is defined in RFC 2463 as protocol number 58 . . .
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