IPv6 Addressing Overview: Addressing Model and Address Types
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In the IPv6 overview section I explained that IPv6 represents a significant update to the Internet Protocol, but that its modifications and additions are made without changing the core nature of how IP works. Addressing is the place where most of the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 are seen, but the changes are mostly in how addresses are implemented and used. The overall model used for IP addressing in IPv6 is pretty much the same as it was in IPv4; some aspects have not changed at all, while others have changed only slightly.
Some of the general characteristics of the IPv6 addressing model that are basically the same as in IPv4:
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