Monday, May 26, 2008

Guest Lecture on “Introduction to IPv6 Networking” to TU M.Sc. Computer Science Students @IOE

Last Friday, Asst. Prof. Jivan Kumar Pant sir discussed with me about to give one lecture on IPv6 Networking and demonstration of IOE Pulchowk campus’s System/Network. As per the discussion the class had been set on Sunday morning at 7:30AM. I was in hurry up at that time preparing slides for conference presentation. I had to meet prof. sashi sir anyhow as soon as possible. My work load was just increased by the guest lecture too. Whole day on Saturday I started preparing slides for guest lecturing and planned for system/network demonstration too.

I was a bit felt uneasy to have lecture with M. Sc. Computer Science Students though I am teaching e-Commerce to masters student at Acme Engineering College. But it’s a way to disseminate knowledge. Teaching learning process doesn’t indicate senior/junior. I thought my slides were too summarized. The presentation just covered the introduction, addressing mechanism, current scenario of IPv6 in the world and transition mechanisms. I had prepared some IPv6 practical activities like unicast and multicast routing in my laptop with VMWare server.

When the day came, i had started my lecture and during the time, I surprised that the professor of computer network at TU central department of computer science himself was listening my lecture sitting behind the chair with students. I felt a bit happy that the way I delivered my lecture was more than sufficient for students. IPv6 is still new in Nepal though other countries have implemented on some network. The resource to study about IPv6 is really limited in Nepal. That’s why professor himself was expecting some input about IPv6 from me. When I did my research thesis with IPv6 Networking, my confidence toward IPv6 is drastically increased and the practical networking environment with IOE IPv6 network really makes me more confident.

After completing the lecture, professor and students both were seems happy with the contents what I delivered and it really felt me happy. With my co-worker Manish Singh, The demonstration of both IPv4 and IPv6 network was successfully completed. I hope this lecture and demonstration will help students encouraged towards networking and system administration.

Why did I share this feeling with my blog?? Really I did one mistake in my presentation slides. I had included one slide which compared header structure of IPv4 and IPv6 protocol. When I just reviewed my slides today, the version field for IPv4 must specify 4 and for IPv6 must be 6. But on both header structure, 4 was indicated. Hassssssssssssssss…what a mistake. Sorry students and professor, u didn’t indicate my mistake. Hope you correct that mistake.

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