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IPv6: A Framework for the Next Generation Internet

IPv6: A Framework For The Next Generation Internet offers a comprehensive introduction to the soon-to-be-deployed protocols that will serve the Internet and Intranets for the next number of years. Everyone with a professional interest in networking technology will need to understand the issues and challenges that are certain to accompany this transition.

The current version of IP has served us well -- way beyond the network traffic volume and size that it was designed to handle. A globally troublesome shortage of convenient addresses was the initial motivation to move beyond the world of IPv4, but over time other priorities have come to the surface, including a need for integrated security solutions and Quality of Service capability to serve emerging applications.

Implementation of IPv6 has been delayed through innovations, or interim strategies to keep IPv4 in place. These have worked reasonably well, but most industry watchers agree that the time to plan our inevitable move to IPv6 has arrived.

This short course provides the technical professional with the essential background and information to prepare for this transition, and ensure success with this new technology.

The objectives of this course are entirely focused on IPv6, and are designed to:
• Develop an appreciation of how IPv6 works -- demystify this inevitable new technology
• Compare features and limitations of IPv4 with the new approach, and yield an understanding of what the benefits will be
• Enable participants to appreciate the way in which IPv6 will affect systems and services
• Provide an understanding of the transition issues and challenges that are coming
• Yield an appreciation of the new features and services that will be available

Who Should Attend
This course was designed to be ideally suited to the needs of:
• Network Planners and Consultants
• IT Professionals and Managers
• Technical Specialists and Administrators
• Application Software Designers and Developers

A good knowledge of Internet technology and current practices is assumed. The Internetworking Protocols; TCP/IP and The Next Generation course offered by Telematix is recommended as suitable background for this program.

Program Outline: IPv6: A Framework for the Next Generation Internet

(i) Introduction
Issues That Drive The IPv6 Initiative
Internet Growth and Scalability Issues
IPv6 Development Timeline
Header Size Issues and Data Formats
IPv6 Relationship to Layer 2 and Role of the MAC Address

(ii) IPv4 Limitations Addressed by IPv6
Limitations of IPv4 and Corresponding Features of IPv6
Review of IPv4 Header and Overview Comparison With IPv6
IPv6 Header Details
Classless Address Administration for IPv4 and IPv6
Controversial Features of IPv6

(iii) Extension Headers and ICMPv6
IPv6 Extension Headers; Generic and Specific
ICMPv6; Expanding on Familiar ICMPv4 Features
MTU Discovery and End System Fragmentation
Integrated Support for Neighbor Discovery

(iv) Addressing Topics - Part 1
Address Aggregation as Applicable to IPv6
Global and Local, Unicast, Multicast and Anycast
Applications Included in the Expanded Role of Multicast
Anycast Features and Applications

(v) Addressing Topics - Part 2
Neighbor Host and Router Discovery Procedures
Stateless Autoconfiguration; Link Local and Global Scope
Security Issues Resulting From Deprecation of Site Local Scope
Management/Accountability Challenges With the Stateless Option
Stateful Auto-Configuration; DHCPv6 Compared to DHCPv4

(vi) Quality of Service and Mobile IPv6
The Original IPv6 Strategy: Integrated Services
Resource Reservation Protocol
Differentiated Services Adapted from IPv4
Mobile IP for IPv6 (MIP6)
Features and Applications of Mobile IP for IPv6

(vii) Adapting Routing Methods to IPv6
Router Awareness Issues in Support of IPv6
Distance Vector Routing and RIPng
Link State Routing; OSPFv3 and Integrated IS-IS
Multicast Route Coordination; MOSPF and PIM

(viii) Security Features
Authentication, Integrity and Privacy Objectives
The IPv6 Security Extension Headers
Virtual Private Networks; Transport and Tunneling Modes
Trust Relationships and Certificate/Key Exchange Methods
Secure RTP -- An Alternative to IPsec for Real Time

(ix) Transition Challenges
Dual Stack Implementations
Tunneling IPv6 Over IPv4 and Vice Versa
Security Risks Associated With Tunnels
Upper Layer Protocol Issues; TCP, UDP, API Differences
Interim Strategies for Internet; NAPT Issues
Some Different Transition Models

Workshop/Lab Manual
Suggestions For Further Reading

General Index


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