[afripv6-discuss] IPv6 Training Lab Ideas

Mark van Wyk mark at foxbomb.com
Tue Feb 21 21:41:50 SAST 2012

Hi guys,

We're completed our first 2 IPv6 courses, and trained up 20 delegates, and
I have another class of 9 night as we speak. Really glad the training is
going so well.

We have 4 baby cisco switches / routers that we use for the labs. We have a
couple of pretty cool exercises (labs) that we've put together for the
delegates to get stuck into.

1. Basic Router Configuration (Console Cable)
2. Basic Host Configuration (IPv4)
3. Basic Host Configuration (IPv6)
4. Enabling IPv6 on the Router.
5. Basic Ipv6 Routing
6. More Complex Routing and Route Aggregation.
7. OSPF v6
8. Inter-Area Routing with OSPF
9. Creating IPv6 tunnels over IPv4 networks.

So far so good. However, we've had a couple of requests:

1. Use Wireshark to watch/snoop IPv6 packets (we use hubs for this).
2. Multicasting Demonstration.
3. Allow the delegates to connect to the IPv6 Internet.

Interestingly enough, all 3 are rather challenging.

*Wireshark (Mac 1.6)*

I switched on Wireshark, and sent some IPv6 packets from our one wireless
hosts link local to the other. Wireshark picks up the activity, but doesn't
seem to recognise them as IPv6 packets. Maybe I'm just being silly. Any


Apparently VLC player supports both streaming to the network and playing
off the network in both IPv4 and IPv6, however, as soon as I try to play
the stream, it fails. I chose a multicast address of FF15::1 (I chose FF
for Multicast, 1 for flags to signal transient / no RSVP, 5 for site local
scope, and ::1 for a group id. I get a "no route to host" from VLC. Any
ideas appreciated.

*Allow the Delegates to Connect to the IPv6 Internet*

Also tricky, was thinking of using Miredo (Teredo for Mac) over my iPhone,
and then somehow sharing that with a router? Um, this is going to be
tricky... Wonder if I can get a /56. Ideas still appreciated.

Practical IPv6 is a lot harder than theoretical IPv6 LOL :)



Mark van Wyk

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