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Linux.yyz.us: IPv6 on Fedora Core 2 Mini-HOWTO

Sep 08, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"IPv6 automatic tunnelling ('6to4') is a method designed to ease the introduction of IPv6 into existing IPv4 networks. The designers of IPv6 created a special prefix, 2002, under which the entire IPv4 address space can be mapped, with enough address bits left over for 65,536 subnets behind the IPv4 address. A 6to4 host tunnels IPv6 packets over IPv4 to a special anycast prefix, which selects the closest IPv6 router, thus providing seamless connectivity to the IPv6 universe. No special setup required at the ISP at all.

"These instructions are for Fedora Core 2 users, and describe how to set up IPv6 automatically tunnelling (6to4) on an IPv4 network. If you are stuck on an IPv4-only network (like most of us), this enables communication with IPv6 hosts quickly, easily, and transparently..."

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