The Barnes & Noble Review
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
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.