Theory, Protocol, and Practice, 2nd Edition


  • Peter Loshin, Internet-Standard.com, Arlington, MA, USA

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.
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Professionals such as networks engineers, product developers, system administrators, Internet service providers, network applications developers, programmers, technical managers, IP networking support staff.


Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • ISBN: 978-1-55860-810-8

Table of Contents

IntroductionI Theory1 The Disruptive Protocol2 What’s Wrong with IPv4?3 Patching IPv4 4 The Road to Next Generation 5 IPv6 Transition Issues II IPv6 Protocols6 The IP Security Protocol (IPsec)7 IPv6 Protocol Basics 8 IPv6 Addressing9 IPv6 Options and Extension Headers10 IPv6 Multicast11 IPv6 Anycast12 IPv6 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6)13 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery14 IPv6 Routing15 IPv6 Quality of Service (QoS)16 IPv6 Autocon.guration17 Mobile IPv618 IPv6 and DNS19 Next Generation ProtocolsIII IPv6 Practice20 IPv6 Transition Planning and Strategies21 Con.guring IPv6 on Server Operating Systems22 Con.guring IPv6 Routers23 Practical IPv6 Security Solutions24 Email and DNS Under IPv625 The Present and the Future of IPv6AppendixIPv6 RFCs