If your organization is gearing up for IPv6, this in-depth book provides the practical information and guidance you need to plan for, design, and implement this vastly improved protocol. Author Silvia Hagen takes system and network administrators, engineers, and network designers through the technical details of IPv6 features and functions, and provides options for those who need to integrate IPv6 with their current IPv4 infrastructure.
The flood of Internet-enabled devices has made migrating to IPv6 a paramount concern worldwide. In this updated edition, Hagen distills more than ten years of studying, working with, and consulting with enterprises on IPv6. It’s the only book of its kind.
IPv6 Essentials covers:
Address architecture, header structure, and the ICMPv6 message format
IPv6 mechanisms such as Neighbor Discovery, Stateless Address autoconfiguration, and Duplicate Address detection
Network-related aspects and services: Layer 2 support, Upper Layer Protocols, and Checksums
IPv6 security: general practices, IPSec basics, IPv6 security elements, and enterprise security models
Transitioning to IPv6: dual-stack operation, tunneling, and translation techniques
Mobile IPv6: technology for a new generation of mobile services
Planning options, integration scenarios, address plan, best practices, and dos and don’ts
Silvia Hagen is the author of the successful book IPv6 Essentials published by O'Reilly. She is owner and CEO of the Swiss Consulting and Education company Sunny Connection, which specializes in IPv6 and network and application performance troubleshooting. She has worked with IPv6 for more than 10 years by writing, teaching, and consulting enterprises in Europe and the United States for the integration of IPv6. She is the president of the Swiss IPv6 Council, which is a non-profit platform to support the integration of IPv6 in Switzerland. As a result of these activities, Switzerland was the first country to reach a double digit user adoption rate (10% in April 2013) and has therefore received the Jim Bound Award of the International IPv6 Forum for IPv6 World Leadership.
In her private time, Silvia likes to read, listen to music and go to concerts, meet with friends, be out in nature walking with her dog, and tend to her garden.
The animal on the cover of IPv6 Essentials, Third Edition, is a rigatella snail. The rigatella snail (Eobania vermiculata) is native to the Mediterranean region, especially to Turkey and Crete. The snail lives in gardens, hedges, and dunes, where it feeds on vegetation. The snail got its scientific name because the rings on its shell resemble vermicelli (a type of pasta). It is also sometimes called the "noodle snail."Rigatella snails commonly have about five brown rings on their cream-colored shells. Their eyes sit on stalks, or tentacles, which protrude from their heads. The snails are 17 to 21 millimeters high and 20 to 25 millimeters wide. They move by rhythmically contracting their muscular base, or foot. As they move, the snails secrete a colorless discharge that creates a type of carpet, which protects them from the surfaces on which they travel. This discharge is so effective that a snail could crawl along the blade of a razor and not be cut.Rigatella snails are edible. They are one of the most popular types of snail used to make the European delicacy, escargot.