IPV6 SUPPORT FOR L2TPV3 VPN
Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol Version 3 (L2TPv3) allows point-to-point tunneling of layer two frames across an IP network. The main advantage of L2TPv3 over other L2VPN technologies is that it only requires basic IP connectivity between the routers.
No additional protocols or MPLS encapsulation is needed. L2TPv3 VPN is not something new on their routers, and they have been proudly offering it to their clients free of charge for a while now.
However, the good news is that it can now read longer IP addresses due to the IPv6 support. This latest IP communication protocol allows identifying smart devices on networks and routing traffic attributed to 128-bit addresses.
Besides, the IPv6 standard provides other benefits compared to an almost exhausted IPv4.
For example, it allows hierarchical address allocation for route aggregation purposes and reduces the expansion of routing tables. With IPv6, the addressing is simplified and optimized for the delivery of services.