IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Nov 2 2012   11:13PM GMT

A Few Fundamental Features of IPv6 Internetworking – Part II

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Packet-switched networking model

As presented in the article A Few Fundamentals of Networking Electronically Encoded Data, data must be organized for transmission. Thus, the creation of usable telecommunication packets requires appending a unique header to the message destined to traverse the internetwork. Technically, in order to send messages utilizing IP addressing, a program must prepare IP datagrams through the encapsulation of received datum.

As a potential delivery option, packet switching is an electronically-based communications method for grouping all transmittable data into suitably-sized packets, without exceeding the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) allocation. To achieve this goal, packets are routed individually, sometimes resulting in different paths and out-of-order delivery; thus requiring accurate message reassembly.


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Post Note: “A Few Fundamental Features of IPv6 Internetworking – Part II” was originally published through under the title “A Few Fundamental Features of IPv6 Internetworking”

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