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IPng is a new version of IP which is designed to be an evolutionary step from IPv4. It is a natural increment to IPv4. It can be installed as a normal software upgrade in internet devices and is interoperable with the current IPv4. Its deployment strategy was designed to not have any "flag" days. IPng is designed to run well on high performance networks (e.g., ATM) and at the same time is still efficient for low bandwidth networks (e.g., wireless). In addition, it provides a platform for new internet functionality that will be required in the near future.Links:
Hi Dave,Email was dated: Thu, 27 May 1999 11:14:21 -0400
In general, all 3172 devices are compatible with the IPv6 demonstration code. There are a couple of issues that you may need to be aware of, however. Some devices are not multicast capable. In this case, you would need to follow the documentation in order to have our stack broadcast the multicast packets instead. Another potential issue is with the Query IP Assist command that I believe is supported by the 3172-003. This command questions the device as to its ability to send and receive multicast data. This request is not understood by older devices, and in this case, we assume a negative response. If you desire to have the multicast capability, you should check with the 3172 folks, I believe there are some requirements on upgrading certain 3172's to have this, but I am unsure of the specifics. I believe that you should have no problems in using our stack with this device, particularly if you do not mind broadcasted packets. Are you experiencing problems in using your 3172-003? Or is this a pro-active probe?
I wish you much luck,
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