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Internet2 IPv6 Multicast Workshop - The University of New Mexico

4-5 February 2006
Albuquerque, NM

Registration
Lodging
Sponsors/Acknowledgements

Students will design and configure a set of inter-connected IPv6 multicast networks through a series of hands-on exercises. The workshop will be divided into 4 teams consisting of 5 attendees. Each team will configure 3 types of routers in their own network and interconnect their network with other teams' networks. It is our expectation that, after having experienced a workshop as a student, an attendee will be able to engineer IPv6 multicast networks within his/her campus or gigaPoP, to explain multicast engineering concepts to peers, and, in some cases, to help teach or facilitate future multicast workshops.

To participate in the workshop, participants must have previous experience deploying native IPv4 multicast and IPv6 unicast across their networks. This level of experience will be assumed in the workshop.

While general IPv6 Multicast-related topics will be covered, the primary focus will be on understanding how to configure routers to support IPv6 Multicast. Participants with backgrounds in configuring campus routers (particularly IPv4 multicast and IPv6) will benefit the most from the workshop labs. Topics to be covered at this workshop include:

  • Router Configuration
  • IPv6 Multicast addressing and scoping
  • IPv6 protocol differences, assuming knowledge of respective IPv4 protocols
  • MLD - (Multicast Listener Discovery), comparison with IGMP
  • PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode)
  • SSM (Source Specific Multicast)
  • MBGP (Multiprotocol BGP)
  • Embedded-RP
  • Deploying multicast in a multi-vendor environment.
  • Test tools like dbeacon and ssmping

WHEN: Saturday 2/4: 1:00pm-5:00pm, Sunday 2/5: 8:00am-12:00pm

WHERE: The University of New Mexico Student Union, 1 University of New Mexico, Building 60, Albuquerque, NM 87131 - Fiesta A&B Meeting Room

COST: The cost for the Workshop is $100 per attendee.

WHAT TO BRING: Students may bring a laptop capable of running IPv6 Multicast, although some laptops with this capability will be available.  Students are encouraged to bring laptops capable of both wired and wireless Internet access.

Sponsors/Acknowledgements

Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and Microsoft are sponsors of the Internet2 IPv6 Workshop Series. Cisco provided 2651XM routers and network modules and memory for 3640 routers, Juniper provided M-5 routers and Microsoft provided financial support for the workshop series.

Contributors include University of Nebraska, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Indiana University, University of Utah and Nysernet, who have provided presenters for individual workshops.

We would like to thank The University of New Mexico for hosting this workshop.

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