IPv6 at the
Institute for Operating Systems & Computer Networks,
Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
This information is totally outdated, since we no longer play with IPv6
since summer, 1997. This URL has been published in some german magazines.
If you picked it there and want to get more information on IPv6, you
should look at the
at Uni Münster for information related to the german part of the
6bone or at the
for information in general about IPv6.
General IPv6 information
One of the major places to look for information on IPng
implementations is at
Since most of the specification stuff is to be found in form of
internet drafts and RFCs, you may also search by keywords in our
local internet document search engine, e.g.
The home page of the IETF
working group (ipngwg) is also a good starting point and
http://www.join.uni-muenster.de/JOIN/ipv6/texte/doku.html you may
find a good summary of links to whole bunch of RFCs.
If you prefer to read a good book, you may put an eye on
IPng and the TCP/IP Protocols by Stephen A. Thomas,
Wiley Computer Publishing, 1996.
6bone - an IPv6 Backbone
To test the interoperability of already existent implementations, a
backbone is set up to interconnect IPv6 aware ``islands''. The
at Uni Münster is willing to manage to set up tunnels to this
``6bone'', for people in the german scientific network (WiN).
Another place to look at
is the 6bone homepage at
LBL. A registry of organisations participating in the 6bone is going to
be managed at RIPE.
The software we actually work with, is a major kernel patch and some
network administration utilities written mainly by Pedro Roque Marques for
the Linux operating system. This code is also intergrated into the
latest kernel releases, since 2.1.8. The Linux IPv6 software is
ftp://ftp.ul.pt/pub/linux_stuff/IPv6/ and it's also mirrored by
hand together with some other IPng stuff at
ftp://ftp.ibr.cs.tu-bs.de/pub/networking/IPv6/. The Linux IPv6
FAQ is available at http://www.terra.net/ipv6/ and a
local copy at http://www.cs.tu-bs.de/~strauss/ipv6/linux-faq/.
Probably we may also take a look at the Solaris stuff, which can be
6bone statistics and analysis
We generated some ICMPv6
statistics every hour based on the RIPE registry
of operational IPv6 tunnels. And here are some rtt's meassured at the
site and something similar at
Some publicly reachable IPv6 nodes
Frank Strauß / firstname.lastname@example.org / # Accesses:
4. Dezember 1996