An IPv6 Tutorial will be held during the INGRID 2009 workshop. This tutorial aims at network administrators, application developers, network engineers and students that are interested to learn about IPv6-related technologies.
In this tutorial, the participants are given the opportunity to discuss the issues and consider the problems and solutions involved in deploying IPv6. The tutorial covers the issues of introduction to IPv6, IPv6 addressing, IPv6 associated protocols, IPv6 network management and IPv6 coexistence with IPv4. The tutorial will also review IPv6 in sensor networks, programming in IPv6 and will present IPv6 deployment scenarios.
The tutorial is organized under the framework of the FP7 project 6DEPLOY (http://www.6deploy.org).
What does it mean “IPv6”?
The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is expected to overcome the limitations of the today Internet. The Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) forms the basis of the Internet and allows devices to communicate over diverse networks. Even though, IPv4 has been extremely successful, the continuous growth of the global Internet requires that the overall architecture evolves. IPv6, the new version of the Internet Protocol, is developed by the IETF to cope with the evolving communication needs. IPv6 is designed to support increasing numbers of users, new applications and services and to allow for the Internet expansion. It provides practically unlimited address space, built-in mobility and security support, easy configuration of end systems, enhanced multicast features, etc, that could be used for deploying a ubiquitous network, where end-users could be connected at any time, from any location, with any device to the global Internet.