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#EngineersUnplugged S2|Ep9: IPv6 or 1970s Math

The Internet of Everything fuels our daily lives, but leads to some new challenges in the networking space. Join us for this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged as Damian Karlson (@sixfootdad) and Tom Hollingsworth (@networkingnerd) discuss the pros and cons of IPv6, firewalls, and the failure of 1970′s math. Watch and see: Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whi…

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World IPv6 Congress – “The Buzz“

By Steve Simlo, IPv6 Product Manager, Cisco Network Operating Systems Technology Group The World IPv6  MPLS / Ethernet / SDN World Congress events wrapped up recently with over 500 industry specialists in attendance, including myself. For 3 days the buzz was on how IPv6 has advanced since last year’s World IPv6 Launch to become reality. Day One focused on Mobile, Day Two on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Home networking and emerging Cloud and Co…

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A MAP to Easier, More Scalable IPv6 Deployments

…mplementation on the Cisco ASR 1000 or ASR 9000 is just a software feature that can be enabled as needed. There are two versions of MAP – translated (MAP-T) and encapsulated (MAP-E). In MAP-E IPv4 traffic is encapsulated into IPv6 using a v6 header before it is sent over the v6 network. At the network operator’s boundary router, the IPv6 header is then stripped, and the IPv4 traffic is forwarded to the v4 Internet. In MAP-T, the IPv4 packet heade…

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Tips and Tricks: Nmap is still relevant

Anecdotally, it would take about a week for a single machine to ping sweep the Internet. That would be approximately 4 billion IP addresses, essentially the whole Internet. In theory, this includes every single military address, every single ISP, every home user, and every mobile device. Such a port sweep does not include all options, UDP, and Nmap Scripts, as that would take too long. But what if I want to run the same scan to my home IPv6 rang…

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Cisco Live 2013 Orlando: Security Training and Breakout Sessions

…isco Best Practices. This includes understanding network and application layer threats, and applying security features and constructs to secure the traffic traversing and interfacing with your devices or hosts. LTRSEC-3033 — IPv6 Network Threat Defense, Countermeasures, and Controls Panos Kampanakis – Consulting Engineer, and Dario Ciccarone – Incident Manager In this 4 hour instructor-led lab, students will become more knowledgeable about basic…

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