The IP Transport section provides a wide variety of information for individuals and organizations interested in benefitting from the experience of others for enabling and (when necessary) disabling Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in software that controls equipment receiving, transmitting, or transferring Internet Protocol (IP) packets. Such software controls layer-3 switches, routers, and computers of all sizes, from laptops, desktops, and servers up to and including supercomputers.
The following types of equipment are not included in this IP Transport section:
- Layer-2 switches that do not process IPv6 packets (or any other IP packets), and hence are outside the scope of the IPv6 knowledge base.
- Personal digital assistants(PDAs), also known as handheld or palmtop computers. These are largely obsolete, although smartphones (see below) that have keyboards and run recent versions of Android and/or Linux can also function as PDAs.
- Smartphones and other mobile phones support for IPv6 is discussed in the Available IPv6 Cell Phones and Wireless Carriers article in the IPv6 and IoT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.