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Linux Web Servers and IPv6

How to upgrade and manage your Linux web servers for IPv6

• 4 days • £2860/$3640 • world-wide

You will learn how to:

  • Plan and manage the migration of your web servers to IPv6
  • Implement new versions of critical networking software to support IPv6
  • Configure your Linux Server for networking with IPv6
  • Upgrade and configure name servers for IPv6 (DNS)
  • Upgrade and configure the Apache Web Server for IPv6
  • Implement an IPv6 version of Sendmail.
  • Obtain and implement IPv6 enabled POP and IMAP daemons
  • Update and configure other common networking applications, such as telnet, SSH, ping and FTP.


Course Benefits

The implementation of IPv6 is inevitable and will impact on all companies that maintain, implement or use IP networks.

IPv6 is the result of many years of research and activity by the international Internet community. IPv6 provides increased addressing space, improved routing, better security and support for new applications.

Preparing for IPv6 will be crucial for all Internet Service Providers and other companies who run Web-Servers and associated systems.

In this course, you will learn how to obtain and implement IPv6 protocols within your organisation on your Linux servers. You will also be taught how to configure the Apache Web-Server for IPv6 operation.

This course provides extensive hands-on sessions and in-depth technical analysis.


Who should attend?

This course is intended for Linux Web Server administrators.


A good knowledge of general networking concepts is assumed, including the operation of IPv4. A good working knowledge of Unix or Linux is necessary. It is helpful if the delegate is experienced with configuring and running an IPv4 based Web-Server.


Course Contents


  • The problems with IPv4
  • The solution - IPv6
  • What does this mean for us?

The IPv6 Protocol Basics

  • IPv6 datagram header
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Optional headers


  • Stateless & Stateful
  • DHCPv6
  • IPv6 Link-Local Addresses
  • Neighbour Discovery
  • Router Discovery

Routing and Internetworking

  • Network Addressing
  • Routing Protocols
  • Fragmentation

IPv6 Security

  • IPv6 IPSec
  • AH and ESP Headers
  • Authentication & Confidentiality

IPv6 Quality of Service

  • The type of service header
  • Flow Identifiers
  • Prioritisation

Transport Layer

  • Changes to TCP & UDP


  • DNS and IPv6
  • The new IPv6 DNS records
  • Configuring BIND for IPv6

Application Changes

  • Basic Internet commands
  • Superdaemons: inetd xinetd
  • ping, telnet, FTP
  • SSH
  • Web Browsers

The Apache Web-Server

  • Installing Apache with IPv6
  • Configuration Apache with IPv6
  • Changes to Apache for IPv6
  • Security Considerations

E-mail and IPv6

  • Upgrading E-mail systems
  • Upgrading Sendmail for IPv6
  • Sendmail Configuration for IPv6
  • Changes to POP and IMAP
  • Security Considerations

The Programming Interface

  • The updated Socket API
  • How this affects Perl CGI
  • Changes to other languages (Java Servlets, JSP, PHP)


IPv6 Practical Work

During the course there will be many opportunities for hands-on work. Each module has detailed exercises or demonstrations associated with it. Every delegate has at least one server provided for their own use.

Practicals are run on Linux.

The practicals include:

  • Upgrading to IPv6
  • Basic IPv6 Configuration
  • Security Configuration
  • Upgrading and configuring BIND for IPv6
  • Installing SSH with IPv6
  • Running Apache over IPv6
  • Configuring Sendmail, POP and IMAP for IPv6 operation



All Erion IPv6 courses are certified by the IPv6 Forum. Erion also has its own IPv6 certification programme.

Certified IPv6 Certification
Certified Course IPv6 Forum
Certified Security Course IPv6 Forum


The Lecturers

All our trainers are practising network consultants with extensive experience with IPv6 networking on Linux Web Servers. They are ideally suited to bringing you the highest quality of training.



Our courses are available world-wide in our virtual classrooms accompanied by virtual labs. We also deliver on-site training and public training at venues around the world.

Please contact us if you are looking for training in your area.


  • Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • Basingstoke, England, UK
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Inverness, Scotland, UK
  • Leeds, England, UK
  • London, England, UK
  • Manchester, England, UK
  • Sheffield, England, UK
  • Europe - various locations
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Malaysia - various locations
  • Boston, USA
  • San Francisco, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Washington DC, USA
  • USA - various locations
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