Someone asked if they could see a recording of my IPv6 presentations. No, not really, but I’d be happy to do a panel via Google+ Hangout. My format is very amenable to it.
For each of $(topic meander):
- Ask some probing/polling questions. What’s the lowest knowledge level in the audience?
- If it seems that there might be some foundational knowledge missing, go back to (1), but ask questions probing deeper into the foundational area.
- Give a brief explanation of concepts to get everyone familiar with a base level of terminology and concepts.
- Explain how IPv6 extends, relates or changes what people are already familiar with.
I start a presentation with most of the room not even knowing what ARP is, and end in an hour with everyone having at least connecting knowledge of:
- Ethernet segments
- ARP, ARP storms, NDP
- broadcast, multicast
- IP, UDP, TCP
- netmasks, CIDR
- the OSI network model (in particular, layers 1-3), dual/multistacking
- address scopes
- proxies/application-layer gateways, IPv4/IPv6 transition mechanisms
- IPv6 certification and practical experience
- IPv4 exhaustion
- NAT in IPv4, NAT in IPv6
- What a /64 is, and why it’s important.
- Router Announcements, DHCP in IPv4 vs IPv6.
- And other stuff I don’t remember off the top of my head; I address topics as they come up in relation or proximity to where conversation’s currently gone.
One or two of those items might get lost, depending on how frequently I have to cover the same ground. But if someone takes notes on terminology and concepts, they should have everything they need to fill in the gaps.