Tuesday 26th April, 2011
10:15am to 11:00am
Although IPv6 has been "around" since the 1990's, very few production networks are actually configured for full IPv6 communications. It is not that network designers and engineers do not want to implement IPv6, there just has not really been the compelling reasons to do so. However, now is the time to understand and "come to grips" with the new protocol. It is not really that hard to do, it is just different, and change is sometimes not welcome in a network.
Most manufacturers of network infrastructure devices have been supporting IPv6 for several years, as well as most server and client operating systems. The challenge when looking at all the network connected devices that do or do not support IPv6 is generally around the "small" or embedded systems type devices, like printers, VoIP phones, WLAN devices, etc.
This session will explain the basics of IPv6, how the new address numbering system works, how to implement IPv6 in the network infrastructure, determining what all other devices can or should communicate via IPv6, and how to implement IPv6 exclusively on every network connected device.
Security concerning what devices and operating systems have IPv6 enabled by default will be discussed and the potential risks of exposure if the system is not properly implemented.
The session will feature a live IPv6 only network, with switches, routers, servers, clients, a printer, a VoIP system, and WLAN connected devices. In addition, there will be an IPv6 connection to the Internet to "see" other IPv6 systems.
Have a remote multi-vendor IPv6 lab - www.ipv6hol.com , Co-author (IPv6 content) on Guide to TCP/IP 4th Ed., IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer (Gold) bio from Twitter
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