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IPv6 is the next generation protocol for Internet networking. IPv6 expands on the current Internet Protocol standard known as IPv4. Compared to IPv4, IPv6 offers better addressing, security and other features to support large worldwide networks.

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The advice is well-meaning but dated. IPv6 is specifically designed to be very easy to set up and administer, much easier than IPv4. It has many features meant to cause hosts and entire networks to … be autoconfigured or easily centrally configured. In many cases it's possible for entire networks to suddenly gain IPv6 connectivity to the Internet as soon as it's brought to the network edge, which …
answered Mar 21 '18 by Michael Hampton
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Most of these security issues arise when a host accepts IPv4-mapped IPv6 traffic over the network, rather than accepting IPv4 traffic and presenting it to an application on an IPv6 socket with a … , but often also incurs the price that comes with ambiguity. One example of such is IPv4-mapped IPv6 addresses (::ffff/96): a representation of an IPv4 address as an IPv6 address inside an …
answered Jun 20 '15 by Michael Hampton