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This lesson provides a brief overview of the three categories of IPv6 address types.
- Unicast - One node communicates with only one other node
- Multicast - One node sends traffic to multiple nodes simultaneously
- Anycast - One node communicates with the nearest node in a group
- *No broadcast
Unicast is for communication between a single node and another single node - this is often called "one to one" communication. This type of address is only assigned to a single interface.
Unicast is used for many things including:
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