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Handbook of IPv4 to IPv6 Transition

Methodologies for Institutional and Corporate Networks, 1st Edition

By John J. Amoss, Daniel Minoli

Auerbach Publications

248 pages | 64 B/W Illus.

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The implementation of IPv6 is essential to the continued growth of the Internet and the development of new applications. The Handbook of IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Methodologies provides a wealth of best practices and procedures that will help corporations plan and implement a smooth transition to IPv6.

A blueprint for successful transition, the Handbook of IPv4 to IPv6 Transition—

  • Provides a tutorial of IPv6 addressing capabilities
  • Looks at IPv6 network constructs, specifically key routing processes
  • Examines IPv6 autoconfiguration techniques and the suite of IPv6-related protocols
  • Discusses all the major IPv6 enterprise/institutional network migration mechanisms as well as coexistence issues
  • Identifies the various elements in the network and what migration role they will need to play in order to support the transition
  • Surveys the application and security aspects of the IPv6 transition
  • Offers the first reference in many years to address the migration and macro-level scalability requirements to support the DoD/DISA/GAO drive for an IPv6-based U.S. Government

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview

Opportunities Offered by IPv6 

Introductory Overview of IPv6 

Migration and Coexistence

Course of Investigation

IPv6 Addressing


IPv6 Addressing Mechanisms  

Address Types

Addresses for Hosts and Routers 

IPv6 Network Constructs


IPv6 Infrastructure

Routing and Route Management

IPv6 Autoconfiguration Techniques


Configuration Methods  

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6

IPv6 and Related Protocols (Details)



IPv6 Header Format 

IPv6 Extension Headers  

Packet Size Issues   

Flow Labels

Traffic Classes  

Upper-Layer Protocol Issues  

Semantics and Usage of the Flow Label Field  

Formatting Guidelines for Options  

Introduction to Addressing

IANA Considerations  

Creating Modified EUI-64 Format Interface Identifiers

64-Bit Global Identifier (EUI-64) Registration Authority  

Additional Technical Details 

Transition Approaches and Mechanisms 


IPv6/IPv4 Dual Stack

Translation (SIIT, BIS, BIA, NAT-PT, TRT)

Tunneling (Static, Automatic, 6over4, 6to4, ISATAP, Teredo)

IPv6 Network Software and Hardware 


IPv6 End Systems Applications

IPv6 End Systems Communications Software

IPv6 Support by Major Router Vendors

Carrier/ISP IPv6 Services

IPv6 in Wireless Networks 

Implementing IPv6 Transition Strategies


Summary of NREN Transition Recommendations

IPv6 Operations Working Group: Transition Scenarios for ISPs 

IPv6 Applications 


Application Programming Interface Overview 

Socket API Example  

IPv6 Support for Networking Applications

Security in IPv6 Networks


Confidentiality and Integrity of Information While in Transit 

IPSec Mechanisms  

Transport Layer Security Mechanisms  



A: Basic IPv6 Terminology

B: Basic IPv6 Bibliography

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications