Subject: Re: protocol numbers
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/27/2000 14:47:57
On Wed, 27 Dec 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:
> the addresses are four times bigger (4 octets in ipv4 vs. 16 octets in
> ipv6) and the headers are larger (usually 20 octets in ipv4, but
> possibly up to 60 vs. a fixed 40 in ipv6), but the header's protocol
> field (or next header field in ipv6) is eight bits (one octet) in both
> cases.

Heh, sorry, I mis-read the original post. Like I said, I don't know
much about IPv6. Ignore me :)