Today is World IPv6 Day, organised by the Internet Society (ISOC). Internet Society – World IPv6 Day.
Read the “About IPv6″ section of the Irish IPv6 Task Force website if this means nothing to you
Many people are experimenting with turning on IPv6 for the first time, and/or turning off IPv4 to see if the IPv6 infrastructure can cope.
So today is a good day to test your own machine to see how well it can cope with the next generation internet protocol, IPv6: http://www.testipv6.com.
In Ireland there is a good IPv6 readiness site, http://www.ipv6ready.ie, sponsored by the INEX, the Dublin Internet Neutral Exchange.
The Irish IPv6 Task Force has also a website for the day, http://www.ipv6day.ie, the site includes a monitoring tooolset that monitors IPv6 readiness for high profile public and private sector Irish internet sites.
ENABLE FP6 Mobile IPv6 Book
The goal of ENABLE wasto research, develop, test, integrate and evaluate mechanisms and technologies for the deployment of efficient and operational mobility as a service in large scale IPv6 network environments, taking into account also the transition scenario from IPv4.
ENABLE concentrated its research effort on the enhancement of Mobile IPv6 to offer transparent terminal mobility in large operational networks
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The IPv6 Forum has released its IPv6 Forum Roadmap & Vision document.
Ladid, Latif and Bound, Jim and Pouffary, Yanick and Rich, Yurie and Green, David (2006) IPv6 Forum Vision 2010 Roadmap. In: The IPv6 Forum World Congress, 21-22 February 2006, Las Vegas.
This document was based on discussions at the IPv6 World Congress in February 2006, Las Vegas, and on subsequent discussions.
The document combines a technical perspective and overview (drawing on the core expertise of the IETF members who specified the RFCs that make up IPv6, and related industrial and academic research expertise), and a business case overview. The report places these perspectives within the context of models predicting when IPv4 address shortage will start to happen, and when this shortage have a major impact on the Internet as we know it (e.g. Tony Hain’s IANA IPv4 Pool Depletion Model Internet protocol Journal article and Updates to model).
From the IPv6 Portal
Today 6Bone Operators & Users say bye to the experimental network which allowed, already some years ago, to turn IPv6 into the production space.
With the occasion of this virtual celebration, we have a couple of quotes from two key people on this subject:
Bob Fink (6Bone Project): “After more than ten years of planning, development and experience with IPv6, with efforts from all around the world, it is gratifying for me to see the 6Bone phase-out on the 6th of June 2006, having served it’s purpose to stimulate IPv6 deployment and experience, leaving IPv6 a healthy ongoing component of the future of the Internet!”
Brian Carpenter (IBM, co-author of multiple IPv6 RFCs and IETF chair): “It’s very encouraging to see IPv6 moving forward both technically and commercially, with its address assignments now routinely managed by the same registries that look after the rapidly diminishing IPv4 address pool. I look forward to the day the Internet reaches ten billion active nodes with public addresses, which will only be possible with IPv6.”
Users can learn how to enable IPv6, enjoy free IPv6 production connectivity and use some trial services at the IPv6 Day web site (in several languages).
In this interesting report on Internet Identifer Consumption CAIDA (Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis), perhaps most famous for their excellent graphs of the Internet topology, present an overview of the issues around the depletion of IPv4 addresses, referencing studies by Geoff Huston and Tony Hain. This is a very succinct and complete description of the problem.
HEAnet report that at the end of October, the host count for IPv6 shows over 1,000 AAAA records (IPv6 hosts) in all domains under .IE. This is less than 1% of number of A records (IPv4 hosts) and is considered poor. These figures highlight the need to educate the Irish networking community on the benefits of IPv6 thus encouraging the uptake of IPv6 in Ireland. For more information, visit:
The IPv6 Portal: IMS to Spur Ipv6
The IPv6 Portal: Get Ready for Yet Another Upgrade as Next Version of Web Takes Hold
The IPv6 Portal: Get Ready to Move to the New Internet Based on IPv6
The IPv6 Portal: IETF63 Review: IPv6
Waterford Institute of Technology hosted the launch of the Irish National IPv6 Centre on Friday 30th September 2005.
This centre is a consortium led by the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), with partners in the Hamilton Institute (NUI Maynooth), HEAnet (Ireland’s national research network) and BT Ireland (with their links to the BT Exact research laboraties in Ipswich).
The centre was designated by the Irish DCMNR (Department of the Communications, the Marine, and Natural Resources) and opened by Martin Cullen TD, Minister of Transport. The Director of WIT, Prof. Kieran Byrne, and the Chair of WIT’s Governing Body, Redmond O’Donoghue welcomed the Minister. The Head of Research in WIT, Dr. Willie Donnelly gave a short address on the importance of the TSSG within the context of WIT’s research strategy. As part of the programme of talks for the launch event Mario Campolargo, Head of Unit DG-INFSO F3 Research Infrastructures in the European Commission, gave a presentation via video-link from Brussels.
Each of the partners gave a presentation: Mícheál Ó Foghlú (TSSG, WIT), Dr. David Malone (Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth), Mike Norris and David Wilson (HEAnet) and William McAuliffe (BT Ireland). In addition short presentations were given by a number of supporters of the initiative: Dr. Mark Keane (Science Foundation Ireland, who have funded the TSSG and the Hamilton Institute in ways that support the centre), Nick Hilliard (INEX) and Latif Ladid (President of the global IPv6 Forum).
The afternoon included demonstrations of active research projects involving IPv6 in which the partners in the Irish National IPv6 Centre are engaged including Daidalos, and SEINIT.
The Irish National IPv6 Centre is committed to continuing to research infrastructural and service-related issues linked to the use of the IPv6 protcol as the key element of the next generation Internet. In this, the centre will support the on-going mission of the Irish National IPv6 Task Force to encourage and lobby for the deployment of IPv6 in Ireland in the public and private sectors.