How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love IPv6

Speaker: Phillip Remaker, Distinguished Engineer, Services, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Although OS X and iOS have supported IPv6 for a long time, we are just starting to see serious adoption at ISPs and major websites. In this talk we will review some benefits of using IPv6 (including Back to My Mac and NAT bypass) as well as strategies to for deploying and monitoring IPv6 in your wired and wireless network infrastructure. We will review concepts like DHCPv6 (stateful and stateless), SLAAC, First Hop Security (FHS) and Firewall configuration. We will look at some native tools, Apps, plug-ins and useful websites to aid in your rollout and monitoring. We will also share some recent trends and statistics about the growth and deployment of IPv6, as well as some anecdotes from World IPv6 Launch in 2012. We will then look at some subsequent experiences seen during IPv6 rollouts in enterprise networks as well as broadband, mobile, and hosting service providers in order to help you get maximum benefit from your deployment of IPv6. We will pay special attention to coexistence issues with IPv4 including “Happy Eyeballs” style race conditions, DNS quirkiness, and dealing with IPv6 broken sites.