Chapter 2. Basics

Table of Contents
2.1. What is IPv6?
2.2. History of IPv6 in Linux
2.2.1. Beginning
2.2.2. In between
2.2.3. Current
2.2.4. Future
2.3. What do IPv6 addresses look like?
2.4. FAQ (Basics)
2.4.1. Why is the name IPv6 and not IPv5 as successor for IPv4?
2.4.2. IPv6 addresses: why such a high number of bits?
2.4.3. IPv6 addresses: why so small a number of bits on a new design?