IPv6 Basics for Beginners



In this tutorial for beginners I discuss the structure of the IPv6 address, the network portion, the interface ID, and the network prefix. The function of the different types of IPv6 addresses: global unicast, link-local, unique local, and anycast. How SLAAC works in IPv6 address auto-configuration along with EUI-64 to auto-configure the interface-id. The role of ICMPv6 in router and neighbor solicitation and advertisement (RS, RA, NS, NA). I also go over IPv6 addresses that are important to know like IPv6 all routes default gateway, loopback, and multicast addresses like the all solicited nodes multicast address.

Link to the slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pim4AveLszNNRlCLUIGmcZyUeAyPo5Ha

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Alice AUSTIN

Alice AUSTIN is studying Cisco Systems Engineering. He has passion with both hardware and software and writes articles and reviews for many IT websites.

38 thoughts on “IPv6 Basics for Beginners

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    I'm so glad that I've found this YouTube channel. such a great tutor and explainer.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Used to hate slide teaching techniques in college, but this is way too good that too for topic with very less resources online. Keep it up! Thanks a lot.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Thanks for the video, but the decimal place is in the wrong position between the 2nd and 3rd octet of the binary conversion of the IPv4 address

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Thank you very much for this, it's the best one I've come across and I have been looking all day! Huge relief 🙂

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    GREAT video and THANK YOU for posting the slides!

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    See you back here in 2030 when this has been rolled out

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Dan, thank you so much for this amazing explanation!
    I've learned so much from your video's in such a short time considering. With watching most of your video's I think it's been a maximum of 5-6 hours.
    In those 5-6 hours I've learned more from you then from my Cisco teacher who has tried explaining the basics to the entire class, however I've been miles and miles ahead because of your amazing video's!.

    Thank you so much for putting all this effort and your time into educating other people with more networking knowledge.
    Greetings from a thankful young student out of The Netherlands! (17)

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Very informative! Thank you so much for creating this.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    what happens if 3 devices in the same proximity have the same anycast address. Will all of them respond at the same time?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Thanks a lot for this video, helped a ton! Super clear explanation, but not boring or slow. Was able to understand everything was it was said. Nice visuals too. Appreciate it!

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    @8-04 you were explaining that end-user i.e. corporate company can make use of hextests from /48 to /64 can be used to do subnet, which mean I could have 65536 subnets by the use of one /16 hextests ?  Please confirm, my understanding?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Are /32 (v4) and /128 (v6) networks usefull outside loopbacks? I don't really get the "network of one" idea. It only works if you don't need default gateway and broadcast (v6 has no broadcast). Is there any other purpose than network testing?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Didn't they go overboard with this… all the Ip addresses are already assigned… it's only for 'New' devices. Everything that already exists has one. There should be some incremental standard that gets rolled out when needed instead of trying to take this approach. Also not having public addresses is also a matter of security.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Hi Dan,
    At about 26:47 you speak to configuring the Link-Local address. I thought that once you configure the Global-Unicast address, that the router automatically configures it’s own Link-Local address❓

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Exactly what I was looking for. Great video, I'll definitely be coming back to your channel.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    QUESTION:
    In the 3rd hextet (the SUBNET)…
    Can the administrator use the 0000 HEXTET as a useable subnet !?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    I have to agree with some of the folks on this thread and say that you have a gift for teaching, free or paid, you have some of the best information out on the net, i test this week and ive been using your videos since day one, thank you.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Bro i like your videos, but can you make a playlist for ccna 200-301? i am new and i wanna learn ccna and sit for the exam.

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