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The second one variation of IPv6: conception, Protocol, and perform courses readers via implemetation and deployment of IPv6. the speculation part takes a detailed, independent examine why loads effort and time has been expended on revising IPv4. within the Protocol part is a finished overview of the specifics of IPv6 and comparable protocols. ultimately, the perform part presents hands-on factors of the way to roll out IPv6 help and services.This thoroughly rewritten version bargains up to date and accomplished insurance of significant themes together with router and server configuration, defense, the effect of IPv6 on cellular networks, and comparing the impression of IPv6-enabled networks globally. Pete Loshin's famously lucid factors gain readers at each flip, making Ipv6: thought, Protocol, and perform the way in which for a wide varied viewers to wake up to hurry in this groundbreaking know-how. * the excellent, available, and updated source wanted by means of community engineers and help employees, product builders and bosses, programmers, and advertising and marketing execs* Divided into sections on idea, the protocol's technical info, and methods for construction Ipv6 networks, this booklet covers not just the protocol however the ways that the protocol may be built-in into networks.* Covers serious themes extensive, together with router and server configuration, safety, worth evaluation, and the influence of Ipv6 on worldwide networks

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Most discussions about IPv6 focus on a laundry list of problems with IPv4 and benefits of IPv6 that should motivate everyone to demand IPv6 support from all their vendors. Yet, if you hold their feet to a fire, IPv6 experts will admit that there are really only three, maybe four, issues that make IPv6 inevitable. Addresses IPv4 addresses have been in short supply since the early 1990s, when then-current growth curves showed them being depleted before the end of the decade. A variety of short-term, stopgap, and temporary measures have been instituted over the years to successfully (so far) forestall such a depletion, but some experts have suggested that the need to employ these measures itself is an indication that the address space has been exhausted for all practical purposes.

Rather than being a robust network, able to route around failures, today’s Internet is becoming less reliable while performance degrades. Rather than being a scalable network, capable of supporting new applications without requiring network infrastructure upgrades, today’s Internet tends to limit applications to piggybacking on Web services—and at the same time, changes in the network infrastructure sometimes necessitate changes in node software and configuration. RFC 3424, “IAB Considerations for UNilateral Self-Address Fixing (UNSAF) Across Network Address Translation,” discusses the issues raised when network traffic must traverse multiple NAT domains, particularly as they relate to network transparency.

That’s what I call a disruptive technology. 3 The Value of the Network As of early 2003, the first IPv6 production deployments have been in the 3G or third generation wireless mobile phone system. Early estimates of the size of that network predicted hundreds of millions to a billion or more nodes, or roughly an order of magnitude larger than the IPv4 Internet, although so far those predictions are proving too optimistic. However, IPv4 cannot support such large networks, and indications are that wireless communications will only get bigger with time.

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