IPv6 Essentials

Overview

With the continuing eruption of Internet-enabled devices—smartphones, tablets, PCs, cars, infusion pumps, refrigerators, earthquake detectors, and thousands of other gadgets—the 30 year-old IPv4 communications protocol is straining under the weight. This book gets you up to speed on IPv6, the long-awaited revision that offers 128-bit addresses to replace IPv4’s outdated 32-bit system.

For nearly a decade, IPv6 has been "just two years away". Finally, the future has arrived. The ...

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Overview

With the continuing eruption of Internet-enabled devices—smartphones, tablets, PCs, cars, infusion pumps, refrigerators, earthquake detectors, and thousands of other gadgets—the 30 year-old IPv4 communications protocol is straining under the weight. This book gets you up to speed on IPv6, the long-awaited revision that offers 128-bit addresses to replace IPv4’s outdated 32-bit system.

For nearly a decade, IPv6 has been "just two years away". Finally, the future has arrived. The new version is ready, it works, and momentum is starting to build. This thoroughly revised third edition of IPv6 Essentials provides a succinct, in-depth update of the latest features and functions in IPv6, guiding you through everything you need to know to get started.

Ideal for system and network administrators, engineers, network designers, and IT managers, this book will help you plan for, design, and integrate IPv6 into your current IPv4 infrastructure.

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: 9781449319212
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/25/2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,192,644

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

1. IPv6 Versus IPv4
The History of IPv6
Overview of Functionality
Transition Aspects
IPv6 Alive

2. The Structure of the IPv6 Protocol
General Header Structure
The Fields in the IPv6 Header
Extension Headers

3. IPv6 Addressing
Address Types
Address Notation
Prefix Notation
Format Prefixes
Address Privacy
Aggregatable Global Unicast Address
Anycast Address
Multicast Address
Required Addresses

4. ICMPv6
General Message Format
ICMP Error Messages
ICMP Informational Messages
Processing Rules
The ICMPv6 Header in a Trace File
Neighbor Discovery
Autoconfiguration
Path MTU Discovery
Multicast Group Management

5. Security in IPv6
Types of Threats
Basic Security Requirements and Techniques
Security in the Current Internet Environment
Current Solutions
Open Security Issues in the Current Internet
The IPSEC Framework
IPv6 Security Elements
Security Association Negotiation and Key Management
Interworking of IPv6 Security with Other Services
Open Issues in IPv6 Security

6. Quality of Service in IPv6
QoS Paradigms
Quality of Service in IPv6 Protocols
QoS Architectures
Mapping IP QoS to Underlying Transmission Networks
Further Issues in IP QoS

7. Networking Aspects
Layer 2 Support for IPv6
Multicasting
Mobile IP
Network Designs

8. Routing Protocols
RIPng
OSPF for IPv6 (OSPFv3)
BGP Extensions for IPv6
Other Routing Protocols for IPv6

9. Upper-Layer Protocols
UDP/TCP
DHCP
DNS
SLP
FTP
Telnet
Web Servers

10. Interoperability
Dual-Stack Techniques
Tunneling Techniques
Network Address and Protocol Translation
Comparison
Vendor Support

11. Get Your Hands Dirty
Sun Solaris
Linux
Microsoft
Applications
Cisco Router
Description of the Tests
Vendor Support

A. RFCs

B. IPv6 Resources

C. Recommended Reading

Index

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