Routing is a process that we route packets in a network as static or dynamic. Static routing is done manually and dynamic routing is done with the help of Routing Protocols. These Routing Protocols can be divided into two according to the IP version. These are IPv4 Routing Protocols and IPv6 Routing Protocols.
We use Routed Protocols like IP with Routing Protocols. For many years, IPv4 is used with routing protocls. But with the expand of IP world, some enhancements are needed. So, a new version of IP has developed. This new IP version caused the development of the new versions of Routing Protocols. This IPv6 cabaple Routing Protocols will be covered in this article.
Firstly, let’s remember the routing protocols used with IPv4.
• RIPv2 (Routing Information Protocol)
• EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol)
• OSPFv2 (Open Shortest Path First version 2)
• ISIS (Intermediate System to Intermediate System)
• BGPv4 (Border Gateway Protocol version 4).
Here, we give the recent routing protocols, so we did no t add EGP, IGRP etc.
As we mentioned above, for IPv6 support, newer versions of Routing Protocols introduced. What are the newer versions of this protocols? These IPv6 cabaple Routing Protocols are:
• RIPng (RIP Next Generation)
• EIGRP for IPv6
• Integrated IS-IS for IPv6
Generally, the new IPv6 capable protocols have the characteristics of their previous counterparts. With IPv6, only some new features and some CLI commands are added.
In the following articles, we will focus all IPv6 capable versions of Routing Protocols one by one. We will cover, new features, differences with the previous versions and we will give specific configuration examples for each IPv6 Routing Protocol.
You can find the other IPv6 articles below
IPv6 Static Route Configuration Examples
IPv6 Routing Protocols
IPv6 Routing Protocols Configurations
Static/Default Route Configuration Example On Cisco IOS
OSPFv3 Configuration Example On Cisco IOS
EIGRP for IPv6 Configuration Example On Cisco IOS
RIPng Configuration Example On Cisco IOS
ISIS for IPv6 Configuration Example On Cisco IOS
IPv4 and IPv6 Headers