4in6

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4in6 refers to tunneling of IPv4 in IPv6.[1][2] It is an Internet interoperation mechanism allowing Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to be used in an IPv6 only network. 4in6 uses tunneling to encapsulate IPv4 traffic over configured IPv6 tunnels as defined in RFC 2473.[3] 4in6 tunnels are usually manually configured but they can be automated using protocols such as TSP to allow easy connection to a tunnel broker.[4]

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  1. ^ Blanchet, Marc. Migrating to IPv6: A Practical Guide to Implementing IPv6 in Mobile and Fixed Networks. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 345–350. ISBN 9780470468906. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Stockebrand, Benedikt. IPv6 in Practice: A Unixer's Guide to the Next Generation Internet. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 170–172. ISBN 9783540480013. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Conta, Alex; Deering, S. "RFC 2473: Generic Packet Tunneling in IPv6 Specification". tools.ietf.org. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Hagen, Silvia. Ipv6 Essentials. "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". pp. 228–231. ISBN 9781449335267. Retrieved 17 June 2016.