IPv6 in Practice

A Unixer’s Guide to the Next Generation Internet

  • Authors
  • Benedikt Stockebrand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Getting Started

  3. IPv4/IPv6 Interoperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Pages 127-130
    3. Pages 135-140
  4. Tunnels and Related Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Pages 143-147
    3. Pages 149-180
    4. Pages 181-187
  5. Additional Base Features

  6. New Functionalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Pages 311-317
    3. Pages 319-326
    4. Pages 327-331
  7. Architectural and Operational Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Pages 335-340
    3. Pages 341-347
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 349-390

About this book


Handling IPv6 for the first time is a challenging task even for the experienced system administrator. Even though IPv6 is in many ways simpler, more reliable, and easier to operate than today’s IPv4, its new concepts and mechanisms make it necessary to rethink a number of well-established methods and practices.

This book is a practical guide to IPv6 addressing Unix and network administrators with experience in TCP/IP(v4) but not necessarily any IPv6 knowledge. It focuses on reliable and efficient operation of IPv6 implementations available today rather than on protocol specifications. Consequently, it covers the essential concepts - using instructive and thoroughly tested examples - on how to configure, to administrate, and to debug IPv6 setups. These foundations are complemented by discussions of best practices and strategic considerations aimed at overall efficiency, reliability, maintainability, and interoperation.

The examples in this book cover all technologically relevant aspects concerning Debian GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris. Examples about other Unix derivatives are available online at


6to4-Tunnel BIND DNS Hexago/Freenet6 IPsec IPv4 IPv6 IPv6 Enabled Services Inetd Internet6 Mobile IPv6 NFS Network Time Protocol OpenSSH Packet Filter Qualitiy of Services RIPng SixXS XInet.d

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24524-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48001-3
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