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
If you're preparing to roll out IPv6 on your network, this concise book provides the essentials you need to support this protocol with DNS. You'll learn how DNS was extended to accommodate IPv6 addresses, and how you can configure a BIND name server to run on the network. This book also features methods for troubleshooting problems with IPv6 forward- and reverse-mapping, and techniques for helping islands of IPv6 clients communicate with IPv4 resources. Topics include: DNS and IPv6—Learn the structure and representation of IPv6 addresses, and the syntaxes of AAAA and PTR records in the ip6.arpa IPv6 reverse-mapping zone BIND on IPv6—Use IPv6 addresses and networks in ACLs, and register and delegate to IPv6-speaking name servers Resolver Configuration—Configure popular stub resolvers (Linux/Unix, MacOS X, and Windows) to query IPv6-speaking name servers DNS64—Learn about the transition technology that allows clients with IPv6-only network stacks to communicate with IPv4 servers Troubleshooting—Use the nslookup and dig troubleshooting tools to look up the IPv6 addresses of a domain name, or reverse-map an IPv6 address to a domain name
To support future business continuity, growth, and innovation, organizations must transition to IPv6, the next generation protocol for defining how computers communicate over networks. IPv6 Fundamentals provides a thorough yet easy-to-understand introduction to the new knowledge and skills network professionals and students need to deploy and manage IPv6 networks. Leading networking instructor Rick Graziani explains all the basics simply and clearly, one step at a time, providing all the details you’ll need to succeed. Building on this introductory coverage, he then introduces more powerful techniques that involve multiple protocols and processes and provides hands-on resources you can rely on for years to come. You’ll begin by learning why IPv6 is necessary, how it was created, and how it works. Next, Graziani thoroughly introduces IPv6 addressing, configuration options, and routing protocols, including RIPng, EIGRP for IPv6, and OSPFv3. You’ll learn how to integrate IPv6 with IPv4, enabling both protocols to coexist smoothly as you move towards full reliance on IPv6. Throughout, Graziani presents all the IOS command syntax you’ll need, offering specific examples, diagrams, and Cisco-focused IPv6 configuration tips. You’ll also find links to Cisco white papers and official IPv6 RFCs that support an even deeper understanding. Rick Graziani teaches computer science and computer networking courses at Cabrillo College. He has worked and taught in the computer networking and IT field for nearly 30 years, and currently consults for Cisco and other leading clients. Graziani’s recent Cisco Networking Academy Conference presentation on IPv6 Fundamentals and Routing drew a standing audience and the largest virtual audience for any session at the event. He previously worked for companies including Santa Cruz Operation, Tandem Computers, and Lockheed. · Understand how IPv6 overcomes IPv4’s key limitations · Compare IPv6 with IPv4 to see what has changed and what hasn’t · Represent IPv6 addresses, including subnet addresses · Enable IPv6 on router interfaces using static, dynamic, EUI-64, unnumbered, SLAAC, and DHCPv6 approaches · Improve network operations with ICMPv6 and Neighbor Discovery Protocol · Configure IPv6 addressing and Access Control Lists using a common topology · Work with IPv6 routing tables and configure IPv6 static routes · Compare, configure, and verify each IPv6 IGP routing protocol · Implement stateful and stateless DHCPv6 services · Integrate IPv6 with other upper-level protocols, including DNS, TCP, and UDP · Use dual-stack techniques to run IPv4 and IPv6 on the same device · Establish coexistence between IPv4 and IPv6 through manual, 6to4, or ISATAP tunneling · Promote a smooth transition with NAT64 (Network Address Translation IPv6 to IPv4) · This book is part of the Cisco Press Fundamentals Series. Books in this series introduce networking professionals to new networking technologies, covering network topologies, sample deployment concepts, protocols, and management techniques.
Author: Dan York
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2011-06-17
If IPv6 is to be adopted on a large scale, the applications running on desktop systems, laptops, and even mobile devices need to work just as well with this protocol as they do with IPv4. This concise book takes you beyond the network layer and helps you explore the issues you need to address if you are to successfully migrate your apps to IPv6. It's ideal for application developers, system/network architects, product managers, and others involved in moving your network to IPv6. Explore changes you need to make in your application's user interface Make sure your application is retrieving correct information from DNS Evaluate your app’s ability to store and process both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses Determine if your app exposes or consumes APIs where there are IP address format dependencies Work with the network layer to ensure the transport of messages to and from your app Incorporate IPv6 testing into your plans, and use the correct IPv6 addresses in your documentation
Author: Adeel Ahmed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
An essential reference for deploying IPv6 in broadband networks With the exponential growth of the Internet and increasing number of end users, service providers are increasingly looking for ways to expand their networks to meet the scalability requirements of the growing number of Internet-ready appliances or "always-on" devices. This book bridges a gap in the literature by providing coverage of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), specifically in broadband access networks. The authors, who are Cisco Certified Internetworking Experts (CCIE), provide comprehensive and first-rate coverage of: IPv6 drivers in broadband networks IPv6 deployment in Cable, DSL, ETTH, and Wireless networks Configuring and troubleshooting IPv6 gateway routers and host Configuring and troubleshooting IPv6 edge routers Configuring and troubleshooting IPv6 provisioning servers The authors also discuss challenges faced by service providers and how IPv6 addresses these issues. Additionally, the book is complemented with examples throughout to further facilitate readers' comprehension and a real large-scale IPv6 BB SP case study is presented. Deploying IPv6 in Broadband Access Networks is essential reading for network operators, network design engineers and consultants, network architects, and members of the networking community.
This book contains everything you need to make your application program support IPv6. IPv6 socket APIs (RFC2553) are fully described with real-world examples. It covers security, a great concern these days. To secure the Internet infrastructure, every developer has to take a security stance - to audit every line of code, to use proper API and write correct and secure code as much as possible. To achieve this goal, the examples presented in this book are implemented with a security stance. Also, the book leads you to write secure programs. For instance, the book recommends against the use of some of the IPv6 standard APIs - unfortunately, there are some IPv6 APIs that are inherently insecure, so the book tries to avoid (and discourage) the use of such APIs. Another key issue is portability. The examples in the book should be applicable to any of UNIX based operating systems, MacOS X, and Windows XP. * Covers the new protocol just adopted by the Dept of Defense for future systems * Deals with security concerns, including spam and email, by presenting the best programming standards * Fully describes IPv6 socket APIs (RFC2553) using real-world examples * Allows for portability to UNIX-based operating systems, MacOS X, and Windows XP
It's official: with IPv4 network addresses close to depletion, moving to IPv6 is now business critical. This concise book helps you plan for IPv6 integration by providing a high-level overview of the technical—and nontechnical—steps involved. Many of the challenges for your enterprise are on the organizational level, and solutions differ from company to company. IPv6 Essentials author Silvia Hagen, a protocol analysis and directory service expert who's worked with IPv6 international groups and forums for 10 years, supplies answers to the issues most frequently discussed by the clients she consults. With this guide, IPv6 project leaders and planning team members learn how to develop a cohesive integration strategy for building the next-generation network. Make a business case by focusing on the opportunities IPv6 offers Create a high level design and conduct a network assessment Develop a plan for evaluating vendors and products, and building labs and testing Understand routing protocol choices, security designs, and DNS issues Discover how to create an IPv6 address plan and manage IPv6 addresses Learn the available integration and transition technologies, and the scenarios they cover
Author: Benedikt Stockebrand
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-11-28
This book is a practical guide to IPv6 addressing Unix and network administrators with experience in TCP/IP(v4) but not necessarily any IPv6 knowledge. It focuses on reliable and efficient operation of IPv6 implementations available today rather than on protocol specifications. Consequently, it covers the essential concepts, using instructive and thoroughly tested examples, on how to configure, administrate, and debug IPv6 setups. These foundations are complemented by discussions of best practices and strategic considerations aimed at overall efficiency, reliability, maintainability, and interoperation.
"By building IPv6 into Cisco IOS software, we are enabling continued growth of the Internet and its expansion into new applications and capabilities in a way that maintains compatibility with existing Internet services." -- Stephen Deering, Cisco Fellow and lead designer of the protocol Internetworking Protocol (IP) addresses are the unique numeric identifiers required of every device connected to the Internet. Two years ago, in response to the exponential increase in demand for new IP addresses, the Internet Engineering Task Force finalized its revision on IP addressing, called IP Version 6 and key hardware vendors such as Cisco and major Internet Service Providers like AOL announced plans to migrate to IP Version 6. That is now happening. Cisco Systems began incorporating Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in its Cisco IOS Software in June, 2001. Cisco is currently the only major networking vendor to deliver IPv6 across multiple platforms. This book provides complete coverage of IPv6 strategies, configuration scenarios, and techniques to successfully deploy an IPv6 addressing and subnetting scheme on your network. Increasing the IP address size from 32 bits to 128 bits Supporting more levels of addressing hierarchy Supporting an increased number of addressable nodes Supporting simpler auto-configuration of addresses Improving the scalability of multicast routing by adding a "scope" field to multicast addresses Use a new "anycast address" to send a packet to any one of a group of nodes
Author: Peter Loshin
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Computer network protocols
The Internet Protocol (IP) is the foundation of TCP/IP, the suite of networking protocols that define the Internet. As the size of the edifice built on top of the IP increases, the foundation is developing serious cracks. This text examines the problems that arose since the 1980s as well as the solutions proposed to solve them. It introduces the features, functions and operations of the IPv6 and related protocols, and covers the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), Domain Name System (DNS), routing protocols, and issues of deployment.
* Covers IPv6 on Windows XP, MacOS X, FreeBSD, and Linux. * It is on the cusp of the next Internet breakthrough. Network administrators will have to accommodate this technology eventually; this book will help them become more proficient. * IPv6 is gaining popularity, even the US government is starting to adopt it.
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