IPv6 in Practice

A Unixer's Guide to the Next Generation Internet

By Benedikt Stockebrand

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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.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5402-4524-7
  • 412 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: November 28, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $69.95
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Handling IPv6 for the first time is a challenging task even for the experienced system administrator. New concepts and mechanisms make it necessary to rethink well-established methods of the IPv4 protocol. 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, to administrate, and to debug IPv6 setups. These foundations are complemented by discussions of best practices and strategic considerations aimed at overall efficiency, reliability, maintainability, and interoperation. The examples in this book cover all relevant aspects concerning Debian GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris. Examples about other Unix derivatives are available online at www.benedikt-stockebrand.de.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. VMware Considerations.
  3. IPv4 Support within the Kernel.
  4. IPv6 Kernel Parameters.
  5. Addresses, Address Notation, Network Interface.
  6. Unicast, Multicast, Anycast.
  7. The Structure of IP
  8. Addresses.
  9. Address Configuration.
  10. Nodes, Hosts, Routers, Stateless Autoconfiguration.
  11. Domain Name Service and BIND.
  12. Upgrade to BIND 9.
  13. Server Configuration.
  14. AAAAA and A6 Records.
  15. Nibble an Bitstring Records.
  16. IPv6
  17. Enabled Services.
  18. OpenSSH.
  19. Network Time Protocol.
  20. Syslog Daemon.
  21. Super Servers Inetd, XInetd.
  22. SMTP.
  23. HTTP.
  24. NFS.
  25. Static Routing.
  26. Dynamic Routing with RIPng.
  27. IPv4 Interoperability.
  28. Dual Stack Configuration.
  29. Protocol Translation.
  30. Quality of Services.
  31. Tunnels and Encapsulation.
  32. IPsec.
  33. Mobile IPv6.
  34. Security.
  35. Packet Filter.
  36. Host Security.
  37. Connection to the Internet6.
  38. 6to4
  39. Tunnel.
  40. Hexago/Freenet6.
  41. SixXS.
  42. Appendices.
  43. Bibliography.
  44. Index
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