North American IPv6 Task Force

Welcome to the North American IPv6 Task Force website.

The North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) is a sub-chapter of the IPv6 Forum dedicated to the advancement and propagation of IPv6 (Internet Protocol, version 6) in the North American continent. Comprised of individual members, rather than corporate sponsors, the NAv6TF mission is to provide technical leadership and innovative thought for the successful integration of IPv6 into all facets of networking and telecommunications infrastructure, present and future.

Through its continued facilitation of technical and business case whitepapers, IPv6 certifications, IPv6-centric conferences, IPv6 test and interoperability events, IPv6 deployment readiness guides, and collaboration with IPv6 task forces from around the globe, the NAv6TF will strive to be the guiding force for IPv6 adoption and readiness in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The North American IPv6 Task Force continues to thrive thanks to Jim Bound (2009) and his initial vision of IPv6 adoption and Moonv6 (now Boundv6).  Jim’s passing was a difficult loss for IPv6 advocates.  Bound was a Senior Fellow with HP, Chair of the North American IPv6 Task Force and CTO of the IPv6 Forum.  With passion, perseverance, and inspiration, Jim headed our movement and weaved the social fabric which brought us together. We continue to pursue Jim Bound’s visionary goal of IPv6 Deployment through our voluntary membership of leaders eager to innovate around the inevitable adoption of IPng.  The journey is the reward Jim and each of us thank you for inviting us on your flight.

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NETWORKING @SCALE – Briefing

FacebookEventSCALE_20160511ACAv6tf attended Facebook’s “NETWORKING @SCALE” invite-only event this Tuesday and Wednesday where engineers and scientists from multiple companies collaborated on ways to build and manage large-scale service networks for millions of users and applications that are built upon the next generation Internet.

Marking Facebook’s 2nd anniversary of this event, we heard presentations regarding Software Defined Networking, 60GHz wireless networks, creation of new routing protocols, and convergence of servers,  switching, and routing to solve complex engineering challenges.  Engineers from Facebook, Akamai, Juniper, and Comcast, to name a few, were badged and in attendance.

At this week’s event, Facebook’s research division presented their recently announced Terragraph and ARIES terrestrial connectivity projects and shared some of the engineering challenges they have overcome in order to deliver consistently high-bandwidth internet experiences for the underserved internet users located around the globe.

Also, NASA JPL Scientist, Dr. Luther Beegle, was in attendance to present network and operational challenges in InterPlanetary Networking (IPN).   His work on the Mars Future Rover plans for 2020 Launch highlighted the networks required to connect and conduct work for the SHERLOC spectrometer optical system.  Latency and intermittent communication loss are important store-and-forward problems network operators must deal with both on Mars and here on Earth. Much to the enjoyment of all attendees, Dr. Beegle discussed his project and networking methods used in orbital networking.

You can check out the abstract for Facebook’s Terragraph/ARIES project here.

You can visit the Mars 2020 Mission Page and SHERLOC abstract here.

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Check out ARIN’s IPv6 Wiki!

Take a look at ARIN’s IPv6 Wiki where you can share information on IPv6 topics and issues.

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Happy New Year 2016!

I want to wish all readers a Happy New Year!

I wanted to let you all know that we had an important change in 2015. Stephan Lagerholm, who founded TXv6TF with me, has moved on to new opportunities. Replacing him is Jeff Carrell who was elected to the board and serves in 2016 as Vice Chairman.

We hope to have more to share with what we are planning for 2016.

Your thoughts are always welcome. Please email info@txv6tf.org.

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NANOG 66 in San Diego, CA

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NANOG is traveling to San Diego, California for NANOG 66!  We will be gathering at the Sheraton Resort. San Diego is California’s second largest city and is known for its charming neiborhoods, communities, 70 miles of pristine beaches and world-class famiy attractions.

NANOG 66 takes place on February 8th-10th, 2016 and will offer a great opportunity to network with colleagues, freshen-up skills, learn advanced networking techniques, and discover new network applications. NANOG 66 will be hosted by Console by IIX!

Register here for Nanog 66.

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NANOG On The Road comes to St. Louis, MO!

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You are invited to attend NANOG On The Road in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015!  They are meeting at the Crowne Plaza Downtown beginning at 8:30am Central with registration.

NANOG sits at the junction of Internet infrastructure and network operations in North America, sharing a rich cooperative history with the operator community representing a large stakeholder group who work to keep the Internet working through network operations.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  Presentation topics will include a variety of tutorials and local content related to network operations. Registration opens at 8:30am, the program begins at 9:00am, and an evening reception for networking with peers will take place from 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

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Official 501(c)(3) Status Awarded

The California IPv6 Task Force Team is happy to announce that the IRS has formally awarded our organization 501(c)(3) status.  All donations and contributions made to the task force are tax deductible in arrears as of June 1, 2015.

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California IPv6 Task Force Meetup At LinkedIn

6-11-2015 09-30-01Join the California IPv6 Task Force at the LinkedIn offices on Monday, June 15 to learn all about how they deployed IPv6. This is a great chance to learn all about how they did it from the LinkedIn team directly and ask questions and get advise!

Hit the Meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/CAv6TF/events/222827750/ to register. It is from 4-7pm. LinkedIn’s offices are not far from the Open Network Summit event in Santa Clara so feel free to swing by after that if you would like to join (you can do surface streets the whole way and avoid the trouble of 237 too).

Looking forward to meeting others interested in IPv6.

– Ed Horley
Co-chair, CAv6TF

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CEA IPv6 PlugFest 2015

CEA IPv6 PlugFest 2015
IPv6 Interoperability Testing
April 20-22, 2015
Atlanta, GA

CEA and major U.S. carriers are organizing an IPv6 interoperability test event for CE product teams, to advance the state of IPv6 support across the consumer electronics ecosystem and the Internet of Things.  Participants will have the opportunity to test dual-stack/IPv6 capable hosts and routers, devices and applications, with the carriers, carrier-supplied routers and IP formats that are widely deployed to millions of broadband consumers today.

Further, developers will have the opportunity to test their implementation to ensure they are compliant with the recently published CEA IPv6 device profiles standard, ANSI/CE2048, Host and Router Profiles for IPv6 (for more info on ANSI/CEA-2048, see bit.ly/1vnkvCT )

Bring your dual-stack (v4/v6) or v6-enabled host or router; software or hardware; product, prototype or test board to Atlanta in April and test dual-stack/IPv6 connectivity with some of the biggest names in home and mobile broadband:

       AT&T
       Comcast
Verizon

and stay tuned for further announcements!

This is a rare opportunity to replicate the consumer home environment for modern broadband connections, and to test in a safe and private fashion.  All results are confidential to the participating company.

For information and to register, go to: https://cea-2015-ipv6-plugfest.eventbrite.com/

Questions?  Please contact: Mike Bergman at mbergman@CE.org

 

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Save the Date! 2015 NA IPv6 Conference

IPV6FeatureThe date is set! The 2015 North American IPv6 Conference is scheduled for April 22-23, 2015. Optional tutorials will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Note the NEW LOCATION for the conference in 2015.

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6400 S Fiddlers Green Circle,
Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Register here! 

What Will Onsite Attendees Receive?

  • Two-day general session on IPv6 with a variety of speakers.
  • Access to the Virtual Trade Show, playback of sessions, access to marketing materials and sponsor engagement through August, 2015.
  • Learn about the benefits of using IPv6 from experts
  • Gain valuable information to prepare you and your organization for this new wave of Internet innovation
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Optional: One entire day of pre-conference tutorials (for an additional fee)

What Will Virtual Attendees Receive?

  • FREE access to the Virtual Event where you can watch the event live on April 22 & 23, 2015. Virtual attendees can access playback of sessions, marketing materials and sponsor engagement through August, 2015. Watch it live or when you have time.

2015 Topics

  • Software Defined Networks, Cloud and IPv6
  • IoT

Optional Tutorials

Looking for IPv6 training? The Rocky Mountain IPv6 Taskforce offers optional training on IPv6. Choose from an Introduction to IPv6 class or sign up for the Advanced IPv6 Training class.  Both classes are optional and include an additional fee.  Classes are held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and are NOT included in the conference registration price.

 

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gogoNET Live! 5 – Silicon Valley IPv6 Conference, Nov 19-20

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November 19-20, 2014 in Sunnyvale, California to be part of the movement to IPv6 & the Internet of Things. The California IPv6 Task Force together with GogoNET Live! hosts our fifth annual IPv6 focused conference in the Bay Area.  The conference revolves around networking for IPv6, the Internet of Things and sensory networking and how the three are intrinsically related. With a new “invite only” venue format for CAv6TF members, learn how organizations IPv6-enable their web services, how to advocate IPv6 in your organization, and how IPv6 business drivers are pushing the envelope for IPv6 adoption.  Whether you want to use IPv6 to connect people or things come join us to learn state of the art networking technology from the experts leading the way.  Virtual passes are also available!

The high level conference agenda will be:
• Nov. 19: Sensors, actuators, Lossy Sensor, and IoT Platforms
• Nov. 20: IPv6 DDoS, Application Protocols, and IoT Dev

** Alert: the website has been updated with the newest agenda and the event looks to be great so register at http://gogonetlive.com  – There is also the virtual attendance option – watch live via video stream via the Internet.

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Find out more at http://gogonetlive.com and get involved in developing next year’s conference agenda.

– Ed, Bruce, George, and Salman

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2014 Best of Show for IPv6 Product and Service Award

The North American IPv6 Summit, hosted by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force, presented 2 Best of Show awards during this years event.  Sponsors were encouraged to participate in a Best of Show Product and Best of Show Service awards.  Several sponsors submitted products and services and the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force was pleased to recognize the following vendors during the 2014 North American IPv6 Summit on September 24, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

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Alain Fiocco, Cisco Systems accepts the Best of Show Product Award from Scott Hogg, RMv6 Task Force

The North American IPv6 Summit, hosted by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force, is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of Cisco Systems, Inc with the Best of Show Product 2014 for their Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) product in supporting IPv6. The Cisco WLAN Controller product meets the criteria set forth by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force as being a leader in IPv6 capabilities with the marketing leading IPv6 support. In addition, Cisco, Systems has been a leader in the advancement of IPv6 support by providing comprehensive IPv6 support in their platforms. Congratulations to Cisco, Systems as the winner of this year’s Best of Show Product award!

Prashanth Chittapuram, A0 Networks accepts the Best of Show Service Award from Scott Hogg, RMv6 Task Force

Prashanth Chittapuram, A0 Networks accepts the Best of Show Service Award from Scott Hogg, RMv6 Task Force

The North American IPv6 Summit, hosted by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force, is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of A10 Networks with the Best of Show Service 2014 for their Threat Protection System (TPS) in supporting IPv6. The A10 Networks Threat Protection System (TPS) meets the criteria set forth by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force as being a leader in IPv6 capabilities with the marketing leading IPv6 support.  Congratulations to A10 Networks as the winner of this year’s Best of Service!

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2014 NA IPv6 Summit: Presentations & Video Playback Available

Photo Sep 24, 9 23 13 AMThank you for attending the 2014 North American IPv6 Summit!

The presentations are available for access. All onsite and virtual attendees can access the presentations from the virtual platform. If you have not set up an account in the virtual platform and need information on how to do this, please contact us below.

If you did not attend the event and are still interested in the presentations and playback of the sessions they are available.  Please register for the Virtual Platform.

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We Are LIVE! 2014 NAIPv6 Technology Summit

We are LIVE!  If you’re not in Denver, join us at our Virtual Technology Summit and you watch the LIVE stream the event, or catch it LATER!  Register HERE for $30 and you can join us NOW! 

Thank you Tom Coffeen for opening our event!

Thank you Tom Coffeen for opening our event!

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Tachyon Dynamics Sponsors the 2014 NA IPv6 Summit

Tachyon Dynamics is the latest sponsor of the 2014 North American IPv6 Summit! 

Tachyon Dynamics is a premier technology company focused on advanced technology enterprise planning, designing, and implementation like Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), virtual server systems, cutting edge networking systems, and proven cyber security technologies and processes.  We are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that understands the importance of efficient and reliable communications.

 

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Early Bird Pricing is Extended!

North American IPv6 Summit Early Bird PricingGood News!

There’s still time to register for the 2014 North American IPv6 Technology Summit at the Early Bird Price of $300.  Hurry!  Don’t wait!  This end-of-summer deal will be going away soon. 

 

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Cisco is Our Newest Sponsor

Cisco, an industry leader in IPv6 solutions and services, is the newest sponsor of the North American IPv6 Technology Summit. They join a growing list of internet industry product and service providers who are continuing to accelerate our connection to the future.  Alain Fiocco, Senior Director of Cisco’s IPv6 High Impact Project, will be a featured speaker at the Summit.

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Register Now! Early Bird Pricing Ends August 15

Register Now for the 2014 North American IPv6 Summit, September 24-25, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Denver! Early bird pricing ends August 15, 2014! Register today and save $100! 

  • 2-day Conference Pass: $300 by August 15, 2014
  • Virtual Event: $30

Register here.

New Virtual Option
Can’t make it to Denver? Register now for the Virtual Event & Trade Show, just $30!

  • Watch the presentations and interact with the Sponsors during the LIVE event or via playback when you have time.
  • Moderators will field questions for each presentation (during the live event).
  • Complete agenda posted so you won’t miss anything.
  • Chat with other attendees in the Virtual Lounge during the live event.
  • Visit with sponsors in their virtual booths. 
  • Download all documentation and access all presentations for up to 9 months after the event.

Register here!

Professional Training
Looking for professional training? We offer optional IPv6 Training on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Class options include:

  • Introduction To IPv6
  • Advanced IPv6 Training
  • Build Your Own Lab

Class sizes are limited and require an additional fee to attend. You must be present to attend the training.

Register here.

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Newest Bronze Sponsor: GTRI

Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI), an award-winning national solutions integrator, is the newest Bronze Sponsor of the 2014 NA IPv6 Technology Summit, September 24-25.  They will also be hosting a Virtual Trade Show Booth, along with other sponsors of the event.

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CAv6TF hosting our second MeetUp

The California IPv6 Task Force is running quarterly MeetUps and the second one will be hosted by Cisco in San Jose in September. Please join our MeetUp group to get details and to RSVP for the event.
You can find more information at http://www.meetup.com/CAv6TF/
– Ed

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Network Utility Force Sponsors the 2014 NA IPv6 Summit

Network Utility Force, experienced network architects providing expert network architecture, engineering and deployment by certified IPv6 engineers, has joined the growing list of sponsors for the 2014 NA IPv6 Technology Summit, September 24-25, in Denver, Colorado. NUF 1280t 300x231 Network Utility Force Sponsors the 2014 NA IPv6 Summit

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