IPv6 Features

IPv6 supports the following features:

Figure 1 IPv6 extension header

When multiple extension headers are used in the same packet, the headers must be listed in the following order:

Not all extension headers must be examined and processed by routers. When a router forwards packets, it determines whether or not to process the extension headers based on the Next Header value in the IPv6 basic header.

The destination options extension header appears twice in a packet: one before the routing extension header and one after the upper layer extension header. All other extension headers appear only once.

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