IPv6 Types of Communication and Addresses

  • Unicast: one-to-one
  • Multicast: one-to-many
  • Anycast: one-to-closest.  Not a replacement for broadcast.

Address  Scope Types:

  • Link-local scope address: Layer 2 domain – auto generated by the device.
  • Unique/Site-Local scope address: Organisation – equivient of private IPv4 address. NO LONGER USED!
  • Global Scope Address: Internet

ipv6 scope


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