What is isatap?

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What is isatap? Where,why and how is it Used?
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  1. Teemo Tang 11,091 Reputation points

    ISATAP is Short for Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol, ISATAP is a method of transmitting IPv6 packets on an IPv4 network that is most recently defined in RFC 5214. ISATAP works by mapping an IPv4 address into the IPv6 address and requires an ISATAP gateway on the IPv6 Internet and the IPv4 intranet.

    On Windows side, The Microsoft ISATAP device is a Inter Site Automatic Tunneling Address Protocol is used to help enterprises transition to an IPv6 infrastructure. The ISATAP adapter encapsulates IPv6 packets by using an IPv4 header. This functionality enables the client to transport IPv6 traffic over an IPv4 infrastructure.

    How ISATAP Works And How It Can Help You Migrate To IPv6 – Guest Blog


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