Why were checksums eliminated from IPv6?
To introduce alternative error checking.
To accommodate different topologies.
To increase packet processing speed.
To increase MTU discovery over networks.
Checksums were eliminated to reduce overhead and speed packet processing. Calculation of the
checksum was a mathematical operation that took time, and by eliminating it eliminated that
A: The purpose was not to offer alternative checking, it was to get rid of the checking because
checksums and CRC checks occurred in other places.
B: The topology was not affected by the checksum, so having it would not affect any new or
D: The objective was to speed up all processing, and not directed at any one particular function.