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IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition provides a succinct, in-depth tour of all the new features and functions in IPv6. It guides you through everything you need to know to get started, including how to configure IPv6 on hosts and routers and which applications currently support IPv6. The new IPv6 protocols offers extended address space, scalability, improved support for security, real-time traffic support, and auto-configuration so that even a novice user can connect a machine to the Internet. Aimed at system and ...

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Overview

IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition provides a succinct, in-depth tour of all the new features and functions in IPv6. It guides you through everything you need to know to get started, including how to configure IPv6 on hosts and routers and which applications currently support IPv6. The new IPv6 protocols offers extended address space, scalability, improved support for security, real-time traffic support, and auto-configuration so that even a novice user can connect a machine to the Internet. Aimed at system and network administrators, engineers, network designers, and IT managers, this book will help you understand, plan for, design, and integrate IPv6 into your current IPv4 infrastructure.

Beginning with a short history of IPv6, author Silvia Hagen provides an overview of new functionality and discusses why we need IPv6. Hagen also shares exhaustive discussions of the new IPv6 header format and Extension Headers, IPv6 address and ICMPv6 message format, Security, QoS, Mobility and, last but not least, offers a Quick Start Guide for different operating systems. IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition also covers:

  • In-depth technical guide to IPv6
  • Mechanisms and Case Studies that show how to integrate IPv6 into your network without interruption of IPv4 services
  • Routing protocols and upper layer protocols
  • Security in IPv6: concepts and requirements. Includes the IPSEC framework and security elements available for authentication and encryption
  • Quality of Service: covers the elements available for QoS in IPv6 and how they can be implemented
  • Detailed discussion of DHCPv6 and Mobile IPv6
  • Discussion of migration cost and business case
  • Getting started on different operating systems: Sun Solaris, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, and Cisco routers

Whether you're ready to start implementing IPv6 today or are planning your strategy for the future, IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition will provide the solid foundation you need to get started.

"Silvia's look at IPv6 is always refreshing as she translates complextechnology features into business drivers and genuine end-user benefits toenable building new business concepts based on end to end models."Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Chair EU IPv6 Task Force

Beginning with a short history of IPv6, the author provides an overview of the new functionality and describes live tests and production networks that are using the new protocol.

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IPv6 is coming of age, and you can begin leveraging its powerful benefits without putting your current IPv4 infrastructure at risk. Silvia Hagen’s IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition shows you how.

Hagen’s book offers pathways for many kinds of readers: networking strategists; infrastructure managers; sysadmins and netadmins; even managers and entrepreneurs. (There’s much here for developers, too, albeit no code samples.) Hagen illuminates IPv6’s multiple advantages, from advanced routing and addressing to autoconfiguration and Quality of Service. But, for many readers, the best will come last.

Here, she walks through transition mechanisms available to those who want to migrate from (or coexist with) IPv4 environments, including dual-stack operation, tunneling, and translation. She offers a taste of tomorrow’s leading-edge Mobile IPv6 services. Finally, she gives you hands-on experience with IPv6 tools from whatever platform(s) you favor: Linux, BSD, Windows Server 2003, Mac OS X, and/or Cisco. Bill Camarda, from the July 2006 Read Only

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A well-written, clear, up-to-date guide to understanding IPv6 in-depth. This is a real accomplishment, because computer networking protocols are completely abstract, and translating all of these abstractions into understandable language is a noteworthy feat. The book explains how it all works to a very practical depth, so that the reader will be well-prepared to begin implementation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596100582
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/24/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 438
  • Sales rank: 1,458,837
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

In the networking industry since 1990, Silvia Hagen became a CNE (Certified Novell Engineer) and CNI (Certified Novell Instructor) in 1992. As a successful instructor, she has trained hundreds of system engineers. Today, Silvia is CEO of Sunny Connection AG in Switzerland and works as a senior consultant and analyst for many mid- and large-sized companies. Her expertise is in Directory Services and Protocol Analysis.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Why IPv6?

Chapter 2: The Structure of the IPv6 Protocol

Chapter 3: IPv6 Addressing

Chapter 4: ICMPv6

Chapter 5: Security with IPv6

Chapter 6: Quality of Service

Chapter 7: Networking Aspects

Chapter 8: Routing Protocols

Chapter 9: Upper-Layer Protocols

Chapter 10: Interoperability

Chapter 11: Mobile IPv6

Chapter 12: Get Your Hands Dirty

RFCs

IPv6 Resources

Recommended Reading

Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2006

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you interested in wanting to understand and implement the IPv6 protocol! If you are, then this book is for you. Author Silvia Hagen, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that covers IPv6 in detail and explains all of the new features and functions. Hagen, begins by briefly explaining the history of IPv6 and gives you an overview of the new functionality. Then, the author describes the new IPv6 header format with a discussion of each field and trace file examples. Then, the author explains everything you need to know about the new address format, address notation, address types, international registry services, and prefix allocation. Next, she describes the new ICMPv6 message format, the ICMPv6 Error messages and informational messages, and the ICMPv6 header in the trace file. The author continues by discussing the basic security concepts and requirements. Then, the author discusses the basic requirements and types of QoS. Next, she discusses Layer 2 support for IPv6, the mapping of multicast addresses to Layer 2 addresses, and the Detecting Network Attachment working group. The author then discusses the advanced routing features of IPv6 and covers the available routing protocols such as RIPng, OSPFv3 for IPv6, and BGP extensions for IPv6, IS-IS, and EIGRPv6. Then, she discusses what is going on above the IPv6 layer, starting with changes for TCP and UDP, continuing with a detailed discussion of the DHCPv6 specification, DNS extensions for IPv6, SLPv2 in IPv6 networks, FTP, Telnet, and web servers. The author continues by discussing the different transition mechanisms that have been defined, such as dual-stack operation, tunneling, and translation techniques. Then, she explains why the Mobile IPv6 technology will become the foundation for a new generation of mobile services. Finally, she explains how to get started with IPv6 on different operating systems, such as Sun Solaris, Linux, BSD, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Mac OS, and a Cisco router. This most excellent book will show you how to plan for, design, and integrate IPv6 in your current IPv4 infrastructure. More importantly, it teaches you what you need to know to get started, to configure IPv6 on your hosts and routers, and to find the right applications that support IPv6.

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