Implementation of IPv6 in 4.4 BSD
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The widespread availability of the TCPIP protocols in early versions of BSD UNIX fostered the currently widespread use of those protocols in commercial products. Rapid depletion of the IPv4 address space has caused the Internet Engineering Task Force to design version 6 of the Internet Protocol IPv6. IPv6 has some similarities with IPv4, but it also has many differences, most notably in address size. This paper describes our experience creating a freely distributable implementation of IPv6 inside 4.4 BSD, with focus on the areas that have changed between the IPv4 and IPv6 implementations.
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