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Ipv6 / Edition 2

Ipv6 / Edition 2

by Peter Loshin


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Ipv6 / Edition 2

The second edition of IPv6: Theory, Protocol, and Practice guides readers through implemetation and deployment of IPv6. The Theory section takes a close, unbiased look at why so much time and effort has been expended on revising IPv4. In the Protocol section is a comprehensive review of the specifics of IPv6 and related protocols. Finally, the Practice section provides hands-on explanations of how to roll out IPv6 support and services.

This completely rewritten edition offers updated and comprehensive coverage of important topics including router and server configuration, security, the impact of IPv6 on mobile networks, and evaluating the impact of IPv6-enabled networks globally. Pete Loshin's famously lucid explanations benefit readers at every turn, making Ipv6: Theory, Protocol, and Practice the best way for a large diverse audience to get up to speed on this groundbreaking technology.

  • The comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date resource needed by network engineers and support staff, product developers and managers, programmers, and marketing professionals
  • Divided into sections on theory, the protocol's technical details, and techniques for building Ipv6 networks, this book covers not only the protocol but the ways in which the protocol can be integrated into networks
  • Covers critical topics in depth, including router and server configuration, security, value assessment, and the impact of Ipv6 on global networks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558608108
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Series: Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 562
Product dimensions: 1.14(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

About the Author

Pete Loshin writes and consults about Internet protocols and open source network technologies. Formerly on staff at BYTE Magazine, Information Security Magazine and other publications, his work appears regularly in leading trade publications and websites including CPU, Computerworld, PC Magazine, EarthWeb,, and CNN.

Pete Loshin, Independent Consultant

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The newly revised edition of this best-seller is a complete guide to the deployment of the newest version of the Internet protocol, IPv6.

Table of Contents

I Theory 1. The Disruptive Protocol 2. What’s Wrong with IPv4? 3. Patching IPv4 4. The Road to Next Generation 5. IPv6 Transition Issues

II IPv6 Protocols 6. The IP Security Protocol (IPsec) 7. IPv6 Protocol Basics 8. IPv6 Addressing 9. IPv6 Options and Extension Headers 10. IPv6 Multicast 11. IPv6 Anycast 12. IPv6 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) 13. IPv6 Neighbor Discovery 14. IPv6 Routing 15. IPv6 Quality of Service (QoS) 16. IPv6 Autocon.guration 17. Mobile IPv6 18. IPv6 and DNS 19. Next Generation Protocols

III IPv6 Practice 20. IPv6 Transition Planning and Strategies 21. Con.guring IPv6 on Server Operating Systems 22. Con.guring IPv6 Routers 23. Practical IPv6 Security Solutions 24. Email and DNS Under IPv6 25. The Present and the Future of IPv6

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Pete Loshin, the author, excels at making advanced networking concepts clear and easy-to-understand for the IT or networking generalist. This should be the first book on IPv6 you read, and, unless you are an IPv6 development engineer, it may well be the only book on IPv6 you need to read. Unlike technical books that bury the reader in details from the outset, this book provides context first, starting with a brief overview of IPv6 and how it improves on IPv4 - the current widely-deployed global network protocol. This holistic approach to explaining IPv6 provides much more than reference material or detailed configuration-level information (although that level of detailed information is in the book too). Pete's latest book will help you really *understand* IPv6, from 'what triggered the development of the new protocol', to 'IPv6 basics', to 'how to configure IPv6 network devices and host computers'. Each major topic is covered - addressing, security, multicasting, QoS, neighbor discovery, autoconfiguration, mobility, transition, services, deployment planning, and futures (full disclosure: I contributed to this book). Considering the enormous success of the Internet and the pervasive native of IP-networking, and considering that IPv6 will be here soon and likely be *the* network protocol for the next 20 years, every IT professional should know something about it. This book is the way to get that knowledge.