[j-nsp] IPv6 best practice

Chris Morrow morrowc at ops-netman.net
Mon May 25 22:37:57 EDT 2009

On Mon, 25 May 2009, Jared Mauch wrote:

> On May 25, 2009, at 8:32 AM, Matthias Gelbhardt wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Today we received our IPv6 prefix from RIPE. There are many projects in the 
>> pipeline, so we would like to enable our network with IPv6 and would like 
>> to start new projects with default deployment in IPv6.
>> What would be the best practice to bring our backbone to IPv6? Would one 
>> use a virtual router for this? Or is it doable to configure IPv6 in 
>> parallel to my other configuration?
> You can configure IPv4 and IPv6 on the same "wire" and is the method that I 
> personally recommend.  If you keep your IPv6 and IPv4 topologies identical it 
> will avoid many problems.

Perhaps some of these 'many problems' are outlined somewhere that Matthais 
can review? :)


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