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TitleHands-On IPv6
Author(s)Marcus Goncalves, Kitty Niles
PublisherMcGraw-Hill Osborne Media
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Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
Limitations and foreseeable problems with the current Internet are driving the development of the next generation suite of protocols. Sometimes known as IPng, it is more correctly referred to as Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6. Multiple problems are sometimes being answered by a single modification, but this book seems to take that approach too much to heart. Certain new aspects of the protocol suite are discussed in a number of chapters strung throughout the text, making it difficult to grasp the totality of some functions. Chapter one introduces the current (IPv4) version of the Internet Protocol, and notes some of the problems that have arisen. The drive for, and process leading to, the development of IPv6 is detailed in chapter two. The basic differences between the two versions is reviewed in chapter three, and some issues for transitioning and co- existence are raised. Chapter four again looks at the specific issues of addressing, performance, security, and virtual LANs in the production of IPv6. Various protocols related to routing are discussed in chapter five. More detail for addressing is provided in chapter six. IPv4 headers are described in chapter seven, which then goes on to explain the new version and the additional fields and functions. Chapter eight looks at internetwork communications, and again reviews routing related subjects. Performance issues are discussed in chapter nine, including aspects of quality of service. Implementation and the actual transmission of IPv6, plus the 6bone test-bad, are talked about in chapter ten. Chapter eleven looks briefly at some management and error messages for the new ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol). A number of the new security related protocols are reviewed in chapter twelve, in varying levels of detail. This continues with issues of key management in chapter thirteen. There is a rather terse description of the new DNS (Domain Name Service) system and the new AAAA format records in chapter fourteen. Chapter fifteen discusses a number of issues related to address cutover preparation for the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. More details of transition and co-existence are given in chapter sixteen. This, the most recent book on the topic, has the advantage of the latest information. It is also loaded with Internet contacts and references for the projects and references on the subject. As an introduction, however, the seeming disorganization and redundancy of material make it less helpful than the older "IPng and the TCP/IP Protocols" (see reviews). copyright Robert M. Slade, 1998

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With the Internet doubling in size every 10 to 12 months and the market increasingly demanding live audio and video transmission over the Internet, the Internet Engineering Task Force has defined a new and much more robust Internet Protocol-IPv6 - to cope with these mounting user volume and traffic demands. This first-of-its-kind guide to IPv6 provides network professionals with comprehensive, accessible information on IPv6 theory, applications, configuration and vendor offerings, along with valuable hands-on practical examples of how to manage the IPv6 intranet address space, design an intranet routing hierarchy, set up and manage an IPv6 security system, and migrate existing applications and network services to IPv6.

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