Advanced Networking with IPv6 - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Advanced Networking with IPv6 course (advanced-n) within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2074 Syllabus, this course (CSC463) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 + 20 + 20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Description: The course covers principles underlying IPv6 Network Design, Internet routing protocols (unicast, multicast and unidirectional) with IPv6, algorithmic issues related to the Internet, IPv6 Migration, measurement and performance, next generation Internet (IPv6, QoS) and applications.

Course Objectives: The main objective of this course is to provide knowledge of different concepts of advanced networking with IPv6 including network design, routing, migration etc.


Networking Protocols

1.1 OSI Model

1.2 Internet IP/UDP/TCP

1.3 Routing in the Internet & CIDR

1.4 Multicasting

1.5 Unidirectional Link Routing

Introduction to Networking

    1.1. OSI Model

    1.2. IPv4 addressing overview

    1.3. VLSM & CIDR

    1.4. Operational and managerial issues of Legacy IPv4 networking

    1.5. Introduction to smart networking

    1.6. Overview of Programmable networks: SDN and NFV

    1.7. IPv6 network migration status

Next Generation Internet

2.1 Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

2.2 History of IPv6

2.3 IPv6 Header Format

2.4 Feature of IPv6

2.5 International trends and standards

2.6 IPv6Addressing (Unicast, Anycast & Multicast)

ICMPv6 and Neighbor Discovery

3.1 ICMPv6 General Message Format

3.2 ICMP Error and Information Message Types

3.3 Neighbor Discovery Processes and Messages

3.4 Path MTU Discovery

3.5 MLD overview

Security and Quality of Service in IPv6

4.1 Types of Threats

4.2 Security Techniques

4.3 IPSEC Framework

4.4 QoS Paradigms

4.5 QoS in IPv6 Protocols

IPv6 Routing

5.1 RIPng

5.2 OSPF for IPv6

5.3 BGP extensions for IPv6

5.4 PIM-SM & DVMRP for IPv6

IPv4/IPv6 Transition Mechanisms

6.1 Migration Strategies

6.2 Tunneling

6.2.1 Automatic Tunneling

6.2.2 Configured tunneling

6.3 Dual Stack

6.4 Translation

6.4.1 NAT-PT

IPv6 Network and Server Deployment

7.1 IPv6 Network Configuration in Linux and Windows Machines

7.2 IPv6 enabled WEB/PROXY/DNS/MAIL Server Configuration

7.3 IPv6 Deployment: Challenges and Risks

7.4 IPv6 and the NGN

Lab works

For the lab work, one PC to one student either in virtual environment or real environment will be provided. Students will be divided into group of 3 students. The working environment and machine connectivity will look like the following:

Tools Needed: TCPDUMP & WIRESHARK, VMWare Environment, Linux/FreeBSD, Windows

Lab 1: Enable IPv6 in Windows/Linux

Lab 2: IPv6 Header Analysis

Lab 3: IPv6 Packet analysis (neighbor/router solicitation/discovery)

Lab 4: Unicast Routing Implementation using Zebra-OSPF & OSPF phase analysis

Lab 5: Multicast Routing Implementation using XORP-PIM/SM & PIM/SM phase analysis

Lab 6: SDN enabled IPv6 network implementaion with Mininet

Lab 7: ONOS, SDN-IP implementation for routing implementaiotn in SoDIP6 network