IPv6 cookbook - was RA vs. DHCPv6 discussion

Tim Chown tjc at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Jun 3 16:40:07 CEST 2010

On 2 Jun 2010, at 09:13, <michael.dillon at bt.com> <michael.dillon at bt.com> wrote:

>> I do have a sense of deja-vu in a lot of instances, and all this has
>> been
>> covered before:  you're correct.  I also agree that existing sites
>> simply
>> need updating or new ownership just to get them pushed along.  I'm
>> currently facing that as I go throw my own IPv6 planning for another
>> group.
> Neither the 6net or the Janet sites are "cookbooks", neither are wikis,
> and there is no easy way to update them. A cookbook should allow anyone
> to post their recipe/solution for a problem that they have faced, 
> without requiring any bureaucratic process of contacting site owners.
> Hopefully the ARIN wiki already has links to the 6net and Janet
> resources.

As the author of the JANET guide, and a contributor to the 6NET Deployment Guide, I can maybe comment on both a little.

I would say that it's unlikely the 6NET book will be updated, though some of the original contributors have had some discussion about the possibility.   The original text was just one of 100+ deliverables/outputs of a project that ran from 2002-2005.    Despite its age, a surprising amount of the guide is still accurate.    The 'problem' probably lies more with what's not included, e.g. new perspectives and solutions for IPv4/IPv6 integration (6rd, Teredo, NAT64, etc).    I am seeing if we can somehow distill the Word source into something wikifiable - I don't believe there should be any copyright issues on that, as it was produced largely by public funding (6NET being an EU IST project).

As it happens I'm updating the JANET guide this month, and in parallel helping JANET(UK) produce some new IPv6 training material for network administrators.   Any comments on what to add to the JANET guide are welcome by direct mail.    This text would stay in fixed PDF form though as its a JANET-branded publication (JANET being the UK academic network).    I can certainly try to rewrite the updated bits in a more 'generalised' way to be more widely applicable.


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