IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Nov 10 2012   2:40AM GMT

A Few Fundamental Features of IPv6 Internetworking – Part IV

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Upon arrival at the destination, the original internetworking message is reassembled in the correct order, based on the imprinted packet sequence number. Thus a virtual connection is established with the end-station through a Transport Layer protocol; though, typically, intermediate network nodes only render connectionless Internet Layer service for packet-switched messages.

IPSec network security capabilities

Internetwork security is integrated into the design of the IPv6 architecture, and the IPv6 ITEF specification mandates support for IPSec as a fundamental interoperability requirement.


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

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