Both workshops will run in parallel on the morning of Friday 19 October and will be repeated again in the afternoon, for those interested in attending both workshops. Please nominate which session (morning or afternoon) you want to attend for each workshop. Workshop attendance includes lunch. To view workshop fees and registration information, please see the Registration page.

Workshop 1: IPv6 Security

This is not a black-hat security convention! Instead we will look at IPv6 and how its new ways of doing things present new security considerations. There will be a workshop network running IPv6, and some practical demonstrations will take place. Attendees with a laptop (and full administrative access to it) are welcome to participate in the demonstrations. This is not a requirement; the workshop will be of interest even to those without their own computers. Slides from the workshop will be available electronically, and each participant will receive a complimentary copy of Easy IPv6: The Lookup Book.

Target audience: Network managers and administrators, IT/networking company personnel, security specialists and customer support staff. Participants with a good working knowledge of IPv4 and/or IPv6 will gain the most benefit from this workshop

Workshop 2: Building an IPv6 Network from the Ground Up

As a participant in the IPv6 Hands-on Lab, you will configure an IPv6-based network system utilising IPv6, DHCPv6, IPv6 routing, OSPFv3, and dual-stack IPv4/IPv6. The lab network is configured with multiple brands of network infrastructure devices for an interoperability view (HP and Cisco). The IPv6 hands-on lab network will be connected to the Internet, enabling viewing other IPv6 networks.

Each participant will configure an L2/L3 switch for IPv6, verify IPv6 connectivity, then connect the switch to a "Classroom Core" switch and verify system level IPv6 communications. All labs will be executed in a coordinated operation, ie., everyone will work in tandem on the same lab, verify the systems operations, then proceed to the next lab together.

In order to participate in these labs, participants will be required to provide their own laptop with:

  • Any operating system that supports IPv6
  • Wired Ethernet interface
  • VPN capability to access the remote lab system
A working knowledge of IPv6 is helpful but not required, as lab configurations will be fully detailed. There will be basically no lecture as these sessions are designed to provide participants with hands-on experiences in configuring an IPv6-only network system.

Note: For the IPv6 Hands-on Lab (Workshop 2: Building an IPv6 Network from the Ground Up), please nominate the Operating System version of the PC/MAC you will be bringing along. Please let us know if you would prefer to hire a Windows 7 PC for the duration of the workshop for an additional $55 (GST Inc) for each workshop attended.

Target audience: IT managers, system & network administrators, computer security staff and network implementers.