6DEPLOY and 6DEPLOY2 are part-funded EC (IST-2007-223794 & IST-2010-261584) projects. The information/views generated by the project may not completely align with those of the individual participating companies or The European Community. Although the project's information/views are considered accurate no responsibility will be accepted for their subsequent use.
The 6DEPLOY project makes its IPv6 tutorial material available in PDF format. This may be freely used for non-commercial purposes, provided the 6DEPLOY project is credited.
IPv6 Introduction: This module explains why a new version for IP, IPv6, has been developed. A brief history of IPv6, its motivation and benefits are given.
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IPv6 Addressing: This module explains the IPv6 addressing architecture, the different types of addresses (unique local IPv6 addresses, interface IDs, multicast addresses), their textual representation, how these are built and related to a layer 2 address.
Addressing case studies : This module describes 2 addressing case studies: RENATER backbone addressing plan and HUNGARNET backbone and site addressing plans.
IPv6 associated protocols: This module describes new protocols associated to IPv6: e.g. Neighbour Discovery Protocol, SEND, ICMPv6, MLD, etc.
IPv6 Network management: This module explains how to manage an IPv6 network. The different ways to retrieve management information are described (MIBs, IPv6 flows) and some IPv6 management tools and platforms are presented.
IPv6 Multicast: After giving some multicast concepts the following topics are covered: multicast addresses, Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) protocol, multicast routing, PIM-ASM and PIM-SSM. Some practical issues are included as well.
IPv6 DNS: This module describes new Resource Records for IPv6 DNS, availability of IPv6 in the root servers zone and CC-TLDs, etc.
IPv6 Autoconfiguration: This module describes stateful (DHCPv6) and stateless (Router Solicitation/Router Advertisement) autoconfiguration mechanisms.