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IPv6 is an update to IPv4. The most notable change is that the address space is expanded (from 32 bits to 128 bits).

IPv6 from an application perspectiveEdit

Support for IPv6 is currently being added to LwIP. Up to version 1.4.x LwIP can use either IPv4 or IPv6, but not both. Code for dual Stack operation is in the current development version (which can be downloaded from git). It will probably be released as version 1.5.0 [1]. Some consider LwIP IPv6 quite stable [2].

The development version can be downloaded from git:


IPv6 support history in lwIPEdit

HEAD Experimental. Few updates since initial creation.
0.6.0 Experimental

See: http://savannah.nongnu.org/patch/?7409

External references Edit

  • Wikipedia:IPv6
  • WireShark:IPv6
  • RFC 2460 - Internet Protocol, Version 6, Specification
  • RFC 2461 - Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6)
  • RFC 2462 - IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration
  • RFC 4443 - ICMPv6
  • RFC 2464 - Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks
  • RFC 4291 - IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
  • RFC 3587 - IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
  • RFC 3493 - Basic Socket Interface Extensions for IPv6
  • RFC 3542 - Advanced Sockets Application Program Interface (API) for IPv6
  • RFC 4038 - Application Aspects of IPv6 Transition
  • RFC 3484 - Default Address Selection for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

See alsoEdit

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