[AfrIPv6-Discuss] references and books

Lee Howard lee.howard at retevia.net
Tue Aug 21 15:17:05 UTC 2018

Good question. My answer last year was here: 

With less than a day of reading, you will understand enough about IPv6 
to get to work. The rest will be adapting your specific configurations 
and reading documentation. Updated links/notes below:

1. draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis 
"IPv6 Address Architecture." Sure, you could read RFC4291, but this 
draft is pretty close to done, and contains all the current updates.

2. RFC4861 <https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4861.txt>, "Neighbor Discovery." 
It's long, at almost 100 pages, but you can probably skip most of the 
packet format stuff. If you understand the stuff in this document, 
including ND, DAD, RS, RA, NS, NA, then you have a solid understanding 
of IPv6.

3. You need both of these in order to understand how magically hosts get 

  * RFC4862 <https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4862.txt>, "IPv6 Stateless
    Address Autoconfiguration" or "SLAAC", and
  * RFC8106 <https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc8106.txt>, "The RDNSS Option in

4. RFC3315 <https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3315.txt>, "DHCPv6". You should 
know IA_NA and IA_PD. You should learn as much about DHCPv6 as you know 
about DHCP. One of the interesting parts is how DHCPv6 options can be 
used to provision transition mechanisms (but that's another post).

5. RFC8201 <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc8201/> "Path MTU 
Discovery". Understanding this will let you troubleshoot the most common 
IPv6 problem.

For extra credit:RFC8200 <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc8200/>, 
"IPv6 Specification". I'm sure it sounds weird to say that the base spec 
is extra credit, but other than packet structure, the important stuff 
here is Extension Headers and flow labels, and there aren't many 
practical uses for those yet. If you want to think of creative uses for 
IPv6, then you should look into those. But if you've read the full list 
up to this point, you have enough information to design, build, and 
operate an IPv6 network. Advice is included in several deployment 
guidelines, but AfriNIC probably has the best direct support anywhere, 
and you can't beat the price.


On 08/17/2018 04:08 PM, Abdellah EL MOUDDEN wrote:
> Hello,
> I want references and books on fast moving to IPv6
> cordially
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