Description

Internetworking Protocol (IP) addresses are the unique numeric identifiers required of every device connected to the Internet. They allow for the precise routing of data across very complex worldwide internetworks. The rules for their format and use are governed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) of the The Internet SOCiety (ISOC). In response to the exponential increase in demand for new IP addresses, the IETF has finalized its revision on IP addressing as IP Version 6, also know as IPng (ng = Next Generation). Key hardware vendors such as Cisco and major Internet Service Providers such as America Online have already announced plans to migrate to IP Version 6.
IP address allocation within an organization requires a lot of long-term planning. This timely publication addresses the administrator and engineer's need to know how IP 6 impacts their enterprise networks.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-read, light technical approach to cellular technology
  • Ideal for companies planning a phased migration from IP 4 to IP 6
  • Timely publication: The IETF standard was finalized in early 1999 and will begin to be implemented in late 1999/2000. The current IP Version 4 address set will be exhausted by 2003
  • The book focuses on planning and configuring networks and devices for IP 6. Specifically, it will cover how to: Increase the IP address size from 32 bits to 128 bits; Support more levels of addressing hierarchy; Support an increased number of addressable nodes; Support simpler auto-configuration of addresses; Improve 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

Table of Contents

Preface Why this Book is Necessary Contents of this Book Editor's Acknowledgment Chapter 1 Addressing and Subnetting Basic IP Address Basic Classful Addressing-Structure an Size of Each Type Address Assignment Examples The Purpose of Subnetting The BasicFixed-Length Max What the Mask Does Components of a Mask Binary Determination of Mask Values Decimal Equivalent Mask Values Creating Mask for Various Networking Problems Addresses and Mask Interaction Reserved and Restricted Address Determining the range of Addresses within Subnets Determining Subnet Addresses Given a Single Address and Mask Interpreting Masks Reserved Addresses Summary FAQs Chapter 2 Creating an Addressing Plan for Fixed-Length Mask Networks Introduction Determine Addressing Requirements Review Your Internetwork Design How Many Subnets Do You Need? How Many IP Addresses Are Needed in Each Subnet? Choose the Proper Mask Consult the Tables Obtain IP Addresses From Your Organization's Network Manager From Your ISP From Your Internet Registry Calculate Ranges of IP Addresses for Each Subnet Doing It the Hard Way Worksheets Subnet Calculators Allocate Addresses to Devices Assigning Subnets Assigning Device Addresses Document Your Work Keeping Track of What You've Done Paper Spreadsheets Databases In Any Case Summary FAQs Exercises Subnetting Tables Class A Subnetting Table Class B Subnetting Table Class C Subnetting Table Subnet Assignment Worksheet Chapter 3 Private Addressing and Subnetting Large Networks Introduction

Details

No. of pages:
529
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
Print ISBN:
9781928994015
Electronic ISBN:
9780080535227