IPv6 Essentials

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If your organization is gearing up for IPv6, this in-depth book provides the practical information and guidance you need to plan for, design, and implement this vastly improved protocol. Author Silvia Hagen takes system and network administrators, engineers, and network designers through the technical details of IPv6 features and functions, and provides options for those who need to integrate IPv6 with their current IPv4 infrastructure.

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Overview

If your organization is gearing up for IPv6, this in-depth book provides the practical information and guidance you need to plan for, design, and implement this vastly improved protocol. Author Silvia Hagen takes system and network administrators, engineers, and network designers through the technical details of IPv6 features and functions, and provides options for those who need to integrate IPv6 with their current IPv4 infrastructure.

The flood of Internet-enabled devices has made migrating to IPv6 a paramount concern worldwide. In this updated edition, Hagen distills more than ten years of studying, working with, and consulting with enterprises on IPv6. It’s the only book of its kind.

IPv6 Essentials covers:

  • Address architecture, header structure, and the ICMPv6 message format
  • IPv6 mechanisms such as Neighbor Discovery, Stateless Address autoconfiguration, and Duplicate Address detection
  • Network-related aspects and services: Layer 2 support, Upper Layer Protocols, and Checksums
  • IPv6 security: general practices, IPSec basics, IPv6 security elements, and enterprise security models
  • Transitioning to IPv6: dual-stack operation, tunneling, and translation techniques
  • Mobile IPv6: technology for a new generation of mobile services
  • Planning options, integration scenarios, address plan, best practices, and dos and don’ts

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: 7/4/2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 412
  • Sales rank: 631,729
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Silvia Hagen is the author of the successful book IPv6 Essentials published by O'Reilly. She is owner and CEO of the Swiss Consulting and Education company Sunny Connection, which specializes in IPv6 and network and application performance troubleshooting. She has worked with IPv6 for more than 10 years by writing, teaching, and consulting enterprises in Europe and the United States for the integration of IPv6. She is the president of the Swiss IPv6 Council, which is a non-profit platform to support the integration of IPv6 in Switzerland. As a result of these activities, Switzerland was the first country to reach a double digit user adoption rate (10% in April 2013) and has therefore received the Jim Bound Award of the International IPv6 Forum for IPv6 World Leadership.

In her private time, Silvia likes to read, listen to music and go to concerts, meet with friends, be out in nature walking with her dog, and tend to her garden.

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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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  • 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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