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2 Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) =Internetworking Protocol next generation (IPng) enabling a wider range of Internet-connected devices to replace IPv4 designed by IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force ) recommended by IPng Area Directors of IETF at Toronto IETF meeting on 25 July 1994.

3 INTRO (Cont…) IPv6 was adopted because: – The use of address space is inefficient. – The Internet must accommodate real-time audio and video transmission. – IPv4 provided no security mechanism. IPv6 offers automatic addressing.

4 INTRO (Cont…) 3 types of address: – Unicast addressing – Multicast addressing – Anycast addressing Additional fields included in IPv6 header – priority field, flow field. IPv6 is a natural increment to IPv4.


6 New changes in IPv6 simplified header format - The IPv6 header format is simpler than IPv4 longer address fields - The length of address field is extended the bits. The address structure also provides more levers of hierarchy. Flexible support for opinion - The length of address field is extended the bits. The address structure also provides more levers of hierarchy.

7 Flow label capability - The options in appear in optional extension headers that are encoded in more efficient and flexible fashion than they were in IPv4. Security - IPv6 supports built-in authentication and confidentiality. Large packets - IPv6 supports built-in authentication and confidentiality. Fragmentation at source only - IPv6 supports payloads that are longer than 64 kilo bytes, call jumbo payloads.

8 No checksum field - The checksum field has been removed to reduce packet processing time in a router. Packets carried by the physical network such as Ethernet, ATM are typically already checked.


10 Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 Dual-Stack - Strategies, which allow IPv4 and IPv6 to communicate in the same devices and networks. Tunneling - Techniques, to avoid order dependencies when upgrading hosts, routers or regions. Translation - Techniques, to allow IPv6 only devices to communicate with IPv4-only devices.


12 Introduction more simpler efficient reduce process cost


14 Base Header Version - Specifies the version number - 4 bits Priority - Priority of the packet with respect to traffic congestion - Congestion-controlled (0-7) - Noncongestion-controlled (8-15) - 4 bits Traffic Class - Class of service desired for the datagram - 8 bits

15 Flow Label - Provide special handling for a particular flow of data - 20 bits Payload Length - Length of the data field (excluding the base header) in the datagram - 16 bits Next Header - Defining the header that follows the base header in datagram - 8 bits

16 Hop Limit - Specifies the maximum number of hops a packet may travel before reaching the destination - 8 bits Source Address - Identifies the original source of the datagram bits Destination Address - Identifies the final destination of the datagram bits



19 Extension headers - support extra functionalities. - placed between the basic header and the payload. - each of them contains its own Next Header Field. (daisy chained ) - are placed in order.

20 DAISY-CHAIN EXTENSION HEADER Basic header Next header= TCP TCP segment Basic header Next header= routing Routing header Next header= fragment Fragment header Next header= authentication Authentication Header Next header= TCP segment

21 TYPES OF EXTENSION HEADERS Hop-by-hop options header (header code:0) Routing header (header code:43) Fragment header (header code:44) Authentication header (header code: 51) Encapsulating security payload header (header code:52) Destination options header (header code:60)

22 HOP-BY-HOP OPTIONS HEADER Implement an efficient method to alert routers of a packet that requires special processing.

23 ROUTING HEADER used by the source to control the routing of packet. explicitly dictate the route from the source to the destination. contains a list of one or more intermediate nodes to be visited on the way to a packets destination.

24 FRAGMENT HEADER allows fragmented packets to traverse the IPv6 network. Performing by source nodes, not by routers along a packets delivery path. - simplifies the routers work and makes routing go faster.

25 will discards the packet that is too big send an ICMP packet back to the source use a path MTU discovery technique to find the smallest MTU supported by any network on the path Source then fragments by using this knowledge

26 Otherwise, the source must limit all packets to 1280 octets(the minimum MTU that must be supported by each network).

27 AUTHENTICATION HEADER uses an algorithm to ensure that the IPv6 packet has not been altered along its path. Ensures that the IPv6 packet has arrived from the sourced listed in the IP Header. Provides a mechanism by which the receiver of a packet can be sure of who sent it. Use cryptographic techniques to encrypt the contents of a packet so that only the intendend recipient can read it.

28 ENCAPSULATING SECURITY PAYLOAD HEADER For packets that must be sent secretly. Provide confidentiality and privacy.

29 DESTINATION OPTION HEADER optional information to be examined by the destination node. Not use during routing.


31 Brief Introduction Provides 128 bit address space allows for different addresses can address 3.4 x nodes if address assignment efficiency is 100%. 3 basic types: – Unicast – Anycast – Multicast

32 Unicast Address Corresponds to a single computer The format is: 010RegistryProviderSubscriberSubnetInterface

33 Unicast Address 3 types of Unicast Address – Global unicast – Site-local unicast it is designed to used for addressing inside of a site without the need for a glocal prefix n bitsm bits128 – n – m – bits Global Routing PrefixSubnet IdInterface ID 10 bits54 bits64 bits Subnet IDInterface ID

34 Unicast Address – Link - local unicast it is used on a single link. The addresses are designed on a single link for purposes such as automatic address configuration, neighbor discovery, or when no routers are present 10 bits54 bits64 bits Interface ID

35 Anycast Address assigned to more than one interface, with the property that a packet sent to an anycast address is routed to the nearest interface having that address, according to the routing protocols measurement. allocated from the unicast address space by using any of the defined unicast address formats

36 Anycast Address A longest prefix P identifies the topological region in which all interfaces belonging to that anycast address reside. Within the region identified by P, the anycast address must be maintained as a separate entry in the routing system Outside the region identified by P, the anycast address may be aggregated into the routing entry for prefix P.

37 Multicast Address Pre-defined Multicast addresses – defined for explicit scope values The following slide shows the reserved Multicast Addresses. This reserved addresses shall never be assigned to any multicast group.

38 Multicast Address FF00:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF03:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF04:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF05:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF06:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF07:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF08:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF09:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF0A:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF0B:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF0C:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF0D:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF0E:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 FF0F:0:0:0:0:0:0:0

39 Multicast Address All nodes addresses – identify the group of all IPv6 nodes within 1 scope 1 (interface-local) or 2 (link-local). FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:1

40 Multicast Address All routers addresses – identify the group of all IPv6 routers within scope 1 (interface-local), 2 (link-local), or 5 (site-local). FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:2 FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:2 FF05:0:0:0:0:0:0:2

41 Multicast Address Solicited-Nodes Address: – Computed as a function of a nodes unicast and anycast addresses – formed by taking the low-order 24 bits of an address (unicast or anycast) and appending those bits to the prefix FF02:0:0:0:0:1:FF00::/104 resulting in a multicast address in the range FF02:0:0:0:0:1:FF00:0000 to FF02:0:0:0:0:1:FFFF:FFFF. – Format: FF02:0:0:0:0:1:FFXX:XXXX

42 Address Notation Normally, a 128-bit number written in dotted decimal notation:

43 Address Notation Colon Hexadecimal Notation – Reduced the number of characters used to write an address – each group of 16 bits is written in hexadecimal with a colon separating groups DC:8864: FFFF: FFFF: 0:1280:8C0A: FFFF

44 Address Notation Zero Compression – replaces sequences of zeros with double semicolons – can only once per address – Example: FDEC: 0:0:0:0: BBFF: 0: FFFF can be written as FDEC:: BBFF:0:FFFF

45 Address Notation If the 0 string begins the address, the notation starts with the double colon. Example: 0000:0000:0000:0000:0AFF:1BDF:000F:0077 can be written as :: 0AFF:1BDF:F:0077

46 Address Notation CIDR Notation. – The example below show how can we define a prefix of 60 bits using CIDR. FDEC: 0:0:0:0: BBFF: 0: FFFF/60


48 IPv6 come at the right time- Internet growing so rapidly. Solution of the new disruptive applications. IPv4 IPv6 -larger task for some company or industry, but the rate of IPv4 address consumption is rapidly increasing.

49 IPv6 has a bright future. – allow us to build a more robust and reliable Internet. – simplify the implementation and deployment of emergency response networks. – making our lives safer & more secure.

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