IPv6
Instructor: Sam Bowne
Professor, City College, San Francisco CA

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The IPv4 address pool was exhausted in February, 2011. It is essential for all networks to upgrade to IPv6 now. This will involve upgrading routers, servers, applications, and end devices. This class covers IPv6 forward and backwards:

Forward: IPv6 Basics
We will cover the basic concepts of IPv6, including:
IPv4 Address Exhaustion
IPv6 Address Concepts
IPv6 Control Protocols
IPv6 Packet Structure
IPv6 Address Types
IPv6-to-IPv4 Conversion, including tunnels
Students who are not already IPv6 Certified will earn Hurricane Electric IPv6 Certification during the class.

Backwards: Hacking IPv6
IPv6 includes many highly dangerous techniques, such as autoconfigured addresses, tunneling, and multi-homing. These open up many security holes, which we will explore both in theory and practice.
Students will do many projects performing new IPv6 attacks, and securing systems to resist them. This will include the IPv6 Router Advertisement Flood attack, which stops evern Windows machine on a Local Area Network in seconds. It is still unpatched--a zero-day attack.

Prerequisite Knowledge
Students should be familiar with IPv4 addresses and routing at the Network+ level.
Beginners should focus on attaining IPv6 Certification and the "Forward" track.

More advanced students, who are already certified, can focus on the "Backwards" track, hacking IPv6 networks and exploiting their weaknesses.



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