Seting up IPv6 infrastructure in a campus network

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Dr. Cinkler Tibor
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is an OSI layer 3 protocol, which was designed to correct the shortcomings of its predecessor, IPv4, and eventually replace it. Its deployment is a more and more current topic, because of the exhaustion of the 32 bit address space.

My thesis is about deploying IPv6 in the network of Schonherz Zoltan Dormitory in a way that it can be seamlessly integrated into our current infrastructure and thus cause minimal overhead regarding network administration.

After getting to know the protocol and the network layout of the dormitory, I created a virtualized network, in which I could simulate the real one's functions on a Layer 3 level, and thus plan the solution. In this network, I created a configuration for providing DHCPv6, DNS, VPN and traffic monitoring services, which can be attached to our existing systems.

Once I achieved the given goal, I planned the deployment on the live network, paying close attention to details that I couldn't observe in the virtualized environment.

After reflecting upon my work, I've pointed out some ways which could be used to further enhance the proposed infrastructure, and which I find interesting.


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