Last Updated on January 13, 2019 by Admin
Which characteristic describes an IPv6 enhancement over IPv4?
- IPv6 addresses are based on 128-bit flat addressing as opposed to IPv4 which is based on 32-bit hierarchical addressing.
- The IPv6 header is simpler than the IPv4 header is, which improves packet handling.
- Both IPv4 and IPv6 support authentication, but only IPv6 supports privacy capabilities.
- The IPv6 address space is four times bigger than the IPv4 address space.
Explanation:IPv6 addresses are based on 128-bit hierarchical addressing, and the IPv6 header has been simplified with fewer fields, improving packet handling. IPv6 natively supports authentication and privacy capabilities as opposed to IPv4 that needs additional features to support those. The IPv6 address space is many times bigger than IPv4 address space.