This book contains the following appendices:
- Appendix A: Link-Layer Support for IPv6—A discussion of linklayer encapsulation of IPv6 packets for typical local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) technologies. This is a subject I find fascinating, but for most people it is a yawning festival. Therefore, it is an appendix, rather than a chapter.
- Appendix B: Windows Sockets Changes for IPv6—A description of the enhancements to Windows Sockets to support both IPv6 and IPv4 at the same time.
- Appendix C: IPv6 RFC Index—A listing of the RFCs and Internet drafts for IPv6 that are the most relevant to the IPv6 implementation in the Windows .NET Server 2003 family at the time of this book's publication. This is not designed to be an exhaustive list and will certainly be obsolete at some level by the time this book is printed.
- Appendix D: Testing for Understanding Answers—At the end of each chapter is a "Testing for Understanding" section with a series of review questions pertaining to the material in the chapter. This appendix provides answers to those review questions.
- Appendix E: Setting Up an IPv6 Test Lab—This appendix answers the question "How do I get it going so that I can play with it?" By using the instructions in this appendix, you can take five computers and create an IPv6 test lab to test address autoconfiguration, routing, and name resolution. At the end, you are left with a working IPv4 and IPv6 network with which you can experiment on your own.
- Appendix F: IPv6 Reference Tables—A reprinting of the most relevant IPv6 tables of IPv6 protocol field values and other parameters.