BSDCan2011 - Final (with audio).5

BSDCan 2011
The Technical BSD Conference

Massimiliano Stucchi
Philip Paeps
Day Tutorials - 1 - 2011-05-11
Room Tutorial
Start time 09:00
Duration 07:00
ID 227
Event type Workshop
Track Tutorial

Hands on IPv6

Or, how to throw IPv4 away

With the IPv4 depletion closer and closer, there is a rising need to be able to work with IPv6 in our everyday life. This tutorial aims at putting the audience with their hands on the new protocol, creating a test network and managing applications running on top of it. The tutorial is divided in a theory session in the morning, and a hands-on session in the afternoon, where lessons learned will be applied in a real life environment.

A detailed outline of the tutorial is depicted in the full description:

We all know that IPv4 is running out faster than we could ever predict, and everybody considering himself an 'IT guy' should already be knowledgeable about IPv6, a protocol that has been available and usable for more than ten years but never got the right level of audience. Being ahead of the majority of the people will give those who were smart enough a lead over those that underestimated the 'threat'.

This tutorial is intended for people wanting to get a greater grasp on the technology and implications of running IPv6, and will be presented a series of lab session to get running in this somewhat new world. There will be an introduction sheding light on key concepts and features, preparing the attendees for the rest of the session, focusing on putting hands on an IPv6-only network and connecting it to the world at large.

Focus will be on a hands-on approach, where the attendee is requested to act and work on configuring services over a real network. Topics of the tutorial include IPv6 subnetting, protocol implementation for different common internet services like www, mail, dns, along with digressions over routing protocols and implementations.

At the end of the session, attendees should be able to set up an IPv6-enabled network with no hassle, and with the required know-how to migrate services to the new protocol, transition mechanisms and procedures, and everything else needed.