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Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6

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Re: Mapping plan

I was under the impression that IP6 traffic was supposed to carry its routing information embedded in the packet headers. Is this correct?

The Source and Destination IP addresses are routing information. Next hop router etc is something the machine doing the routing needs to know and is not in the packet.

IPv6 DHCP will contain default gateway info though which your machine needs to know about to send traffic to a different network.

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