This year, it has been a decade since the IPv6 Launch day on June 6th 2012. Several major content providers successfully tested the access to content through IPv6 in 2011 and as a follow-up, in 2012 they permanently enabled IPv6. Since that day, IPv6 has spread and is now used worldwide.
At Showmax, we have our own IPv6 enthusiast and evangelist, Radek Zajíc @zajdee, who speaks about it a lot. Some time ago, Radek prepared an internal talk focusing on connecting to the internet, highlighting the problem of IPv4 exhaustion and showing its possible solutions. We are now making the talk publicly available within our series “By Showmaxers, for Showmaxers”.
The world of IPv6 has changed over the past decade, but it’s always good to review the basics. Enjoy!
|IPv4: what it is and what does it serve for||1:50|
|Connecting your home to the Internets||3:25|
|– Solutions of the IPv4 exhaustion|
|The Tale of the Two Internets||14:43|
|Do we have any other option than IPv6?||17:44|
|Am I on the IPv6 Internet?||25:40|
|IPv4 and IPv6 exist in parallel||32:40|
|CIDRs, bits and pieces||43:43|
|Subnetting - networks and sites||47:00|
|– Subnetting - typical IPv6 assignments|
|– Subnetting - the rules of /64|
|Connecting your home to the Internets: IPv6||54:28|
|– Delegating prefixes|
|Link local addresses||1:04:52|
|– Special multicast addresses|
|Remembering IP addresses||1:13:58|