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Will unmanaged switches continue to work with IPv6?

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Will unmanaged switches continue to work with IPv6?  (No routing / DHCP / NAT, etcetera; just a switch).  My understanding is the the switch is routing Ethernet packets based on MAC addresses and it shouldn't care about the IP addressing.  Just thought I would get a confirmation from someone more knowledgeable.

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Switches work at Layer 2, which as you have stated is MAC address based and thus should not be affected by the clients using either IPv4 or IPv6
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