Internet Protocol Version 6 (Windows CE 5.0)

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Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a suite of standard protocols that is the next generation of network layer protocols for the Internet. IPv6 is a connectionless, unreliable protocol used primarily for addressing and routing packets between hosts. Connectionless means that a session is not established before exchanging data. Unreliable means that delivery is not guaranteed.

IPv6 always makes a best-effort attempt to deliver a packet. An IPv6 packet might be lost, delivered out of sequence, duplicated, or delayed. IPv6 does not attempt to recover from these types of errors. The acknowledgment of delivered packets and the recovery of lost packets are done by a higher-layer protocol, such as TCP.

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IPv6 OS Design Development
Provides an overview of IPv6 that includes information about IPv6 dependencies, characteristics, and implementation considerations. This section also provides information about the applications and services that support IPv6.
IPv6 Application Development
Provides information about IPv6 support in Windows CE, including an architectural model, network driver interface specification, and core protocol stack. This section also provides information about assigning an IPv6 address to a device, troubleshooting tools, and converting an application from IPv4 to IPv6.
How to Convert an Application from IPv4 to IPv4/IPv6
Provides step-by-step instructions about how to add IPv6 capability to your Microsoft Windows CE application while still retaining IPv4 functionality.
How to Set Up and Use an IPv6 Test Lab
Provides step-by-step instructions about how to set up and use an IPv6 test lab in your organization.
TCP/IPv6 Configurable Registry Settings
Provides information about the configurable registry settings for IPv6.
IPv6 Security
Provides security information about IPv6.
Ipv6 Migration
Provides IPv6 considerations when migrating to a newer version of Windows CE.
Ipv6 Samples
Provides information about IPv6 samples.

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Describes how Windows CE implements TCP/IP in general, IPv4, and common behavior between IPv4 and IPv6.

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