For the past decade, ISPs deployed IPv6 in parallel with IPv4. Many people already run IPv6 on their home networks without being aware of it. Meanwhile, computer vendors added IPv6 functionality to high level programming APIs. Many applications already use IPv6 without the developer even being aware of it!

This talk will cover:
1) How to determine whether your network already runs IPv6.
2) Review IPv6 addressing.
3) Overview of the IPv6 protocol, with an emphasis of its similarity to IPv4 and interoperability with lower layer (Ethernet) and higher layer (TCP/UDP) protocols.
4) How to determine whether your application already uses IPv6.
5) Examples of lower-level and higher-level network API’s, and how some of them automatically use IPv6.
6) How an application decides whether to use IPv4 or IPv6 when making connections.

Darrell worked as a UNIX system administrator, Network engineer, and Network manager for 25 years. This included being in charge of the initial production network deployments of IPv6 at both Cisco and Apple. Now retired from the on-call rotation, he develops network management applications in Swift for the MacOS App Store.


Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month.

BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public.

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