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 organized under Non-profit 501(c)(3) entities, 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 publications, IPv6 certifications, IPv6-centric conferences, IPv6 test and interoperability events, IPv6 deployment readiness guides, and collaborative leaders 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.  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 scientists and engineers.  The journey is the reward Jim and each of us thank you for inviting us on your flight.

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IPv6-Only Networking

One of the messages that was clear at this year’s North American IPv6 Summit is that Dual-Stack is only halfway there. We don’t really want to maintain two networks (IPv4 and IPv6) forever. We want to get to IPv6-Only networks.

Moving to IPv6-Only

The good news is that major corporations, such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Comcast, are moving in this direction. With them in the lead, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel when transitioning our own networks for IPv6-Only.

However, another key message at the conference was that there will be a Long-Tail of IPv4 use. We don’t have the luxury of abandoning IPv4 just because it is simpler to manage a single protocol IPv6 network.

Transition: MAP-T

Therefore we need to create transition mechanisms which allow older IPv4-only devices to gain access to the legacy IPv4 Internet. One of the transitions mechanisms which has potential is MAP-T (Mapping of Address and Port using Translation). Think of MAP-T as IPv6 quasi-tunneling in reverse. Rather than how we have been stitching the IPv6 network together with tunnels over IPv4, it is the reverse, carrying IPv4 over an IPv6-Only network.

RFC 7599 explains in detail how MAP-T operates, but here are the highlights

  • The CE uses stateless NAT64 creating an algorithmic IPv4-IPv6 address mapping codified as MAP Rules
  • A MAP IPv6 address identifier MAP-T includes the IPv4 destination address and a 16 bit PSID (Port Set ID) in the last 64 bits (IID) of the IPv6 address.
  • CE IPv4-IPv6 forwarding behavior where IPv6 packets arrive from the BR, and are subject to NAT44 and translated to the private address Dual-Stack network.

MAP is bit more complex in that a CE and BR are required than standard stateful NAT64. However, it utilized stateless NAT64, which is expected to scale better.

Trying it out in a Virtual Lab

OpenWrt/LEDE both have MAP-T CE packages, and you can start exploring this transition mechanism now. In fact, Cisco has a very nice KVM Lab page, running everything (CE, DHCPv6 server, BR) in VMs, where no hardware is required.

I still see stateful NAT64 being useful for smaller networks, but MAP-T takes great strides at solving the scale problems of NAT64. So start thinking about IPv6-Only network, it is closer than you think.

 

 

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2017 North American IPv6 Summit

nav6tf.logo_The North American IPv6 Summit was held in Sunnyvale last month. It is always a pleasure to be in a large room with people who get it. There is no convincing that we need to give up our comfortable Linus-blanket of IPv4 for something new and different. No, everyone in the room is a convert, and many are outspoken advocates.

The conference was organized by the regional IPv6 Task Forces on the mainland: California IPv6 Task ForceRocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force, Texas IPv6 Task Force, and Mexico IPv6 Task Force.

Speakers, shakers and movers

Some of the speakers were:

  • Tony Scott, the former CIO of the Unitied States of America
  • John Curran, the President and CEO of ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers)
  • Kevin Jones, Chair for IPv6 transition at NASA
  • John Brzozowski, Chief Architect, IPv6 and Fellow,  at Comcast

 

Major Points

So if everyone is a convert, there’s nothing to talk about, right? Actually there are quite a few things. Some of the key points made at this year’s conference were:

  • Dual-stack is only half way. We need to start moving to IPv6-only networks. There were presentations on how Cisco, Microsoft, and Comcast are doing just that.
  • IPv6 impacts on Cloud Computing, and IoT. A case study of BC Hydro operating 2 million smart meters (IoT) all  on IPv6.
  • Content is being delivered over IPv6, thanks to CDN (Content Delivery Networks), like Akamai and Cloudfare, fronting IPv4-only legacy sites.
  • Microsoft adds SLAAC capability to Windows 10Creator Update (11 April 2017). Now it is possible to have Windows and Android on the same SLAAC (Stateless Address Auto Config) IPv6-only network!

Missed it? Here’s the presentations

Thanks to all the volunteers of the regional task forces, and Linked-in for hosting the conference. The presentations are posted online, in case you didn’t make it down to Sunnyvale last week. Hope to see you there next time.

This post previously appeared on ipv6-net.blogspot.ca

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Your IPv6 Turn-On Is Late: Here Is Why

13.25 years ago, in January 2004, the University Of Hawaii hosted the Techs In Paradise conference in Honolulu. During that conference we provided IPv6 connectivity to Japan, via our STM-1 to APAN Tokyo, and NICT operated a demonstration involving radio controlled model cars with tiny cameras aboard, where drivers at JGN Tokyo could operate cars in Honolulu, and vice versa. It was the beginning of operational IPv6 networking in Hawaii. Sure, for several years after, an IPv6 outage didn’t cause any users to call the help desk, but the operational core was there.

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CRL (now NICT) researcher operates the system from the Honolulu end.

In late 2008, we obtained our own IPv6 addresses from ARIN (previously,  we had an allocation from Internet2), and began to operate our dual-stack university network in earnest.  At the time, IPv6 clients were somewhat sparse, but were present in increasing numbers. Windows Vista had IPv6 features built in and turned on the previous year, and was actually more popular than anybody admitted, and even Windows XP had limited, but usable IPv6 support. Mac OS X Leopard also supported IPv6, as did Linux. Cisco, Juniper, Foundry, and other vendors were including IPv6 features in routers. (Of course the 2017 perspective might lead you to ask about smart phones, but smart phones and PDAs were only then beginning to affect the way people accessed the Internet. iPhone 1, out that year did not originally support IPv6. )

In mid 2009, we turned on IPv6 peerings with TW Telecom, giving us IPv6 connectivity on all sides, no longer exclusively with Internet2. In the 8 years since, we have operated an operational dual-stack IPv6/IPv4 network, and the team mantra became “IPv6 is not an experiment – there is no IPv6 guy, we are all IPv6 guys.” IPv6 operations have gone smoothly. New staff receive no IPv6 training beyond OJT. And like staff at other organizations who have deployed IPv6, the common impression is that it’s pretty much like operating an IPv4 network, with longer addresses. There are a couple of new concepts to assimilate, with addressing plans, address assignment and tracking, but the operation of a dual-stack network does not require your staff to learn anything that they’re not already required to learn about advancing technology on a weekly basis.

As of right now, Google, YouTube, Netflix, FaceBook, Akamai, and other big content providers all provide our users with content over IPv6. Within our State-wide network, IPv6 deployment is still elective for departments and institutes that operate their own LANs, but ITS administered networks include IPv6. Most of our institutional content is not yet offered over IPv6, part of a national condition, where IPv6 connectivity is deployed in 111 different Internet2 Member university’s networks,  but not in most of their data centers.

Dissent

In the process of meeting various people at gatherings around the country, and reading various articles and posts on the Internet, I’ve come to appreciate that there is a lot of loose, non-sequitur rationalization afoot, and little is being done to counter it, or address it. To fill that void, I want to address a series of prevalent rationalizations people offer as to why they’re not doing IPv6.

Rationalization #1: “IPv6 isn’t ready yet. We’re waiting for it to mature

I’ve been doing it for 13 years, and I have to say that this excuse doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. IPv6 works as well as IPv4, and it’s no more or less secure or private. Plus, it’s out there, on your network, whether you like it or not, since all modern operating systems include it, and it’s turned on.  If you’re pouring energy into turning off and suppressing IPv6 on your network, you’re wasting more time and energy than you would just including it in your plans.

Rationalization #2: “Our users aren’t requesting it.”

It’s a mystery to me how anyone could offer this as a reason, and not immediately realize how silly it sounds, but somehow people manage to. Of course your users aren’t requesting it, why would they? Furthermore, you could use it as a selling point, in the tradition of printing the words “Field Effect Transistor Technology” on a stereo receiver, or offering Internet connections with “Fiber”.  Users don’t care what layer 3 protocol they’re getting, they don’t care if their fast connection arrives over fiber or coax or WiMax, until you tell them it’s a premium feature. Bottom line is: deploying IPv6 is positioning your network to provide better experience to your users, a better experience for which your users will call you to account when you don’t provide it, or more likely, they’ll vote with their feet. Early, pervasive IPv6 deployment is competitive. Compete or perish.

Rationalization #3: “IPv6 is unfamiliar and we can’t afford to prioritize training for it.”

As I said, at the University Of Hawaii, these last 8 years:

  • All of our staff are IPv6 capable
  • Our only IPv6 training is on-the-job

It’s really not unfamiliar in practice, those who have deployed it usually say that it’s like managing IPv4, with longer addresses. The difference between organizations that deploy IPv6 and those who don’t is simply rationale.

Rationalization #4: “IPv6 addressing reduces user privacy”

Stop reading old articles. With the inclusion of RFC 4941 privacy addressing in modern OSes, as well as RFC 3972 cryptographically generated addresses, IPv6 offers more privacy and security than IPv4 does.  (ISOC post on this)

Rationalization #5: “The IETF messed up. They got it wrong.”

If you’ve ever been to an IETF meeting, you know that the IETF does not lack for:

  • people as insightful and sophisticated as you
  • people willing to belabor a point

The IETF is not a software vendor. You are part of the process by which IPv6 will fill your future needs. If there are things about IPv6 operations that you want to effect change in, become part of the process.

Furthermore, the IETF got a great deal right, after MUCH rumination and discussion. They envisioned a future for the Internet, they considered whether it was better to make IPv6 backward compatible or not, they came up with what we have now. The next step is to deploy it, and discover the details in practice.

Who’s Accountable?

In most layer-3-protocol-change-denial rationalizations, there is a tacit insinuation that someone, somewhere is negligent, and that deployment can only reasonably occur when that someone-who-is-ultimately-responsible for IPv6 gets their act together. What the world needs now is for enough networks to deploy so that the global Internet reaches the tipping point, where those who face problems from IPv4 address exhaustion can begin to use IPv6 as a solution. In order for that tipping point to be realized, a majority of networks must deploy IPv6, both by providing user connectivity and by providing services and content over IPv6.

If “critical mass” is the needed milestone, then anybody who’s in a position to deploy IPv6, but doesn’t is the obstacle to it becoming useful.

Who’s accountable? You are. If you’re tempted to pick nits and offer anti-deployment counterpoints, consider that it’s up to you. You’d be arguing with yourself. I don’t offer to account for your talking points, but I do offer to engender a discussion about v4/v6 parity, about developing best practices, and about documenting solutions that will enable you to use IPv6 today to deploy systems that will be ready to engage the future-ready Internet.

Minimal Internet citizenship involves taking the steps to deploy a dual-stack network, with NATed v4 and native v6 if necessary. Call your ISP and complain, pound on the table when your vendors say “probably first quarter next year”. The global community of Internet operators will ultimately determine the Internet’s form, and the best form available is an IPv6 Internet.

 

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Windows 10 now runs in SLAAC networks

windows-10-logoMicrosoft released the Creator Update last month (11 April 2017) with lots of interesting stuff. But the most interesting for IPv6 is support for the RDNSS field in the RA (Router Advertisement). The RDNSS field is the one that carries DNS server information in the RA.

In order to run an IPv6-only SLAAC-based network the host must need 2 things: an address, and the address of a DNS server. Without DNS, IPv4 or IPv6 is pretty useless.

The fact that MS is now supporting SLAAC-only networks is a huge shift from their previous DHCPv6 only stance. Why is this important? Because there are use-cases for SLAAC-only networks, and now not only can you use your Android devices (which don’t do DHCPv6) but also your Windows 10 machines as well.

Windows continues to dominate the PC market with about 85%. Now with Windows 10 Creator Update, there is no excuse to not deploy IPv6 in your network now.

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Meeting Notes are Now available from NAv6TF Meeting in Sunnyvale

These have been posted to the RMv6TF web site.

See here for more.

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Stan Barber Recognized For Work on NAv6TF Meeting In Sunnyvale

Stan Barber was recognized for his contribution to the recent meeting at LinkedIn in Sunnyvale. He was among many folks led by Scott Hogg of RMv6TF that organized the meeting under the North American IPv6 Task Force.

He was recognized for his work organizing the awards ceremony where several North American ISP were recognized for achieving 20% or more IPv6 Utilization on their networks. Stan is pictured with Scott Hogg below.

Scott Hogg and Stan Barber

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NASA & IPv6 – Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones brought us up to speed today on Federal v6 Goals from the FY 2012 bill.  Here are a few of his slides to help us understand OMB initiatives when compared to implementation progress.

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Why Is Microsoft Internal IT Moving to IPv6-Only?

Take a look at Veronika McKillop’s slide to help us understand why her teams at Microsoft are moving to IPv6 Only networks for Internal IT use.

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Microsoft currently has two test IPv6-Only networks in Redmond, WA and also recognized that IPv6 adoption will be supported because of the well known “Microsoft effect” which posits that 85% of global laptop/desktops are windows based IPv6 capable coupled with the fact that millions of devices (ie: servers, Xbox, tables, HoloLens) are designed for IPv6 networks.

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Day 2 NAv6tf Summit

We are getting ready to start Day 2 of the North American IPv6 Task Force Summit. The Yosemite event room at LinkedIn Headquarters is filling up and we are getting started! IMG_3494      IMG_3493 Thank you again to LinkedIn for hosting our event!   Share
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NAv6tf Agenda and Speakers

Want to know who is speaking at the event this year?  Our agenda is posted on this link at RMv6tf.org:   http://www.rmv6tf.org/na-ipv6-summit/2017-north-american-ipv6-event/2017-speakers   Share
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The NAv6TF Meeting is happening today and tomorrow in Sunnyvale, CA

Today and tomorrow, people from around the continent are gathering in Sunnyvale, CA to hear more about the status of the migration of the Internet to IPv6. Over 100 people are registered for the event.

After the event, there will be recordings of the talks available for anyone to listen to posted. More details on that will be made available at a later day.

There are several folks attending here from Texas and I am glad to see them.

 

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John Curran NAv6tf Presentation

John Curran’s presentations are always lively, educational and wholly interactive (especially during Q&A).  Today’s presentation at LinkedIn’s Sunnyvale Headquarters was no exception to the rule as John focused on how to build a better IPv6 internet that users will actually be interested in using.  He also reviewed challenges associated with enterprise IPv6 adoption delays.

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His first point discussed ideas on changing the fundamentals of network governance in IPv6 and how it could virtually eliminate botnets, spam, and general NAT headaches.  Notably, those changes and choices would also eliminate a lion-share of demand and spending for boundary security solutions used by many enterprises today.

Moreover, he posited that when considering the end-user perspective on today’s Internet that, “It does not matter what you do [as engineers], the average internet user still sees the same thing when they login [and it’s not the network engineer’s work that moves them].”

He continued by pointing to the attendees in the room reminding us of our accountability and that we, “…are the ones building a new internet on IPv6 yet running it the same way that we ran the IPv4 Internet.”  True, many network engineers, especially in enterprises, are seasoned with v4 habits such as straining to conserve IP addresses.  As such, we run the risk of doing too much subnet-ing with IPv6 resulting in a loss of operational visibility by breaking the rules of nibble boundaries.  Considering most assignment blocks will be assigned as a /32 or /44 with plenty of address space to spare, we really have no excuse to do things incorrectly.

From our perspective, this just proves that we still have a heck a lot of work to do educating network engineers if IPv6 adoption is going to happen at the enterprise level.

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Tony Scott NAv6tf Presentation

Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer appointed during the Obama administration and Keynote speaker at our NAv6tf event, strongly emphasized, “IPv6 needs to be part of the conversation during strategic planning in IT,” and identified a need for an IPv6 mandate for all networks to achieve an “improved state of cybersecurity.”

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Tony also mentioned that he was working diligently on  the Modernization of Government Act and suspects the bill will be reintroduced during the Trump administration with broad bi-partisan support.  IPv6 was a mandate in his version of the Act for all new IT projects and the NAv6tf team are delighted to watch this bill make its way through congress in the near future.

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North American IPv6 Summit to Honor Global Service Providers for IPv6 Adoption

DENVER, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The collective North American IPv6 Task Forces will be honoring 12 organizations for the highest IPv6 adoption rates at the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit (REGISTER) to be held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26. Each global service provider organization has achieved connecting 20% or more of their subscribers using the IPv6 protocol.

“These organizations that we will honor at the 2017 IPv6 North American Summit are leaders in adopting IPv6 technology and enabling their subscribers to take advantage of IPv6’s benefits,” said Scott Hogg, Chairman, Emeritus, RMv6TF. “They recognize the importance of providing native IPv6 Internet connectivity for their customers and have taken crucial steps to implement IPv6 across their networks.”

By implementing IPv6, providers can retain universal connectivity for their clients, users, subscribers, business partners, and suppliers.  The implementation of IPv6 enables trillions of new Internet addresses needed to support connectivity for a huge range of smart devices such as phones, household appliances, and vehicles.  IPv6 also brings enhanced quality of service that is required for several new applications such as IP telephony, video/audio, interactive games or ecommerce.

The following companies will be honored at the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit at LinkedIn headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA, on April 25:

  • AT&T
  • Charter
  • Comcast
  • Cox Communications
  • Google Fiber
  • Hughes Net
  • Midco
  • Rogers (Canada)
  • Sprint
  • TELUS (Canada)
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

The IPv6 2017 Summit is being held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26.  The two-day event, designed to educate network professionals on the current state of IPv6 adoption, will feature a variety of speakers from leading organizations, including LinkedIn, ARIN, Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast, and others.

About The IPv6 Task Forces

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas and Mexico IPv6 Task Forces work to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As sub-chapters of the North American IPv6 Task Force, these organizations primarily host local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the North American region. These groups are non-profit/tax-exempt organizations that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6. For more information, visit www.RMv6TF.org, www.CAv6TF.org, www.TXv6TF.org, and www.IPv6forum.com.mx .

To attend the conference, register here: REGISTER

Contact: Scott Hogg, Chairman, Emeritus, Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force

Phone: 303-949-4865

Email: scott@rmv6tf.org

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Tony Scott to Speak at 2017 North American IPv6 Summit

Former CIO of the United States to Address IT Modernization – A Path Forward Leveraging IPv6

DENVER, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The collective North American IPv6 Task Forces announced that Tony Scott, former Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States under President Barack Obama, will speak at this year’s North American IPv6 Summit to be held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26.

Scott, who currently leads The TonyScottGroup, will address IT Modernization – A Path Forward Leveraging IPv6.

Tony Scott was instrumental in the acceleration of IPv6 adoption by Federal government agencies that have been instituting standard implementation methodologies and quarterly progress updates,” said John Lee, CTO of Internet Associates, sponsor of Scott’s speech. “Tony Scott’s speech at this year’s North American IPv6 Summit should not be missed.  It is a great opportunity for network professionals to hear one of the foremost pioneers in cybersecurity and cloud computing.”

Spanning decades, Tony Scott’s career has found him responsible for groundbreaking information technology developments at global companies. At Marriott, he developed microcomputer based forecasting, labor management and scheduling tools, and later went on to hold executive roles at Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. As  Chief Information Officer managing corporate-wide IT at The Walt Disney Company, his major accomplishments included upgrading the company’s infrastructure, development of enterprise-wide risk management and cybersecurity functions, and insuring company-wide compliance with regulatory and risk issues, including PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Later, as the CIO of Microsoft, Scott was responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology organization, including Microsoft.com and partner-facing websites. He managed internal business application development and support, infrastructure management, IT service delivery, operations risk management for the company, cybersecurity, and technology support for field services.  In 2013, Scott joined VMware in Palo Alto California, and was responsible for Global IT, Real Estate and Workplace functions, and Security.

In 2015, Scott was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the third Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States. During his tenure, he improved federal cybersecurity, initiating a 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint and leading the government response to a series of cyber intrusions, eventually successfully launching the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.

Today, the TonyScottGroup offers cutting-edge enterprise strategy, advisory services, emerging technology evaluation, and governance assessment in cybersecurity, cloud services, and overall technology management to a variety of organizations.

The IPv6 2017 Summit is being held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26.  The two-day event, designed to educate network professionals on the current state of IPv6 adoption, will feature a variety of speakers from leading organizations, including LinkedIn, ARIN, Google Fiber, Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast, and others.

About The IPv6 Task Forces

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas and Mexico IPv6 Task Forces work to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As sub-chapters of the North American IPv6 Task Force, these organizations primarily host local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the North American region. These groups are non-profit/tax-exempt organizations that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6. For more information, visit www.RMv6TF.org, www.CAv6TF.org, www.TXv6TF.org, and www.IPv6forum.com.mx .

To attend the conference, register here: REGISTER

Contact:

Scott Hogg
Chairman, Emeritus, Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force
Phone: 303-949-4865
Email: scott@rmv6tf.org

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Speaker’s List of NAv6TF meeting has been posted.

Please see here.

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Press Release: 2017 North American IPv6 Summit

2017 North American IPv6 Summit to Be Held at LinkedIn Headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA

DENVER, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The collective North American IPv6 Task Forces announced the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit will be held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA.  The two-day event (April 25-26), designed to educate network professionals on the current state of IPv6 adoption, will feature a variety of speakers from leading organizations, including LinkedIn, ARIN, Google Fiber, Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast, and others.

Keynote speakers John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and Franck Martin, LinkedIn Senior Staff Engineer, Systems, and Chair of the LinkedIn IPv6 inside the Data Center Working Group, will address the technology leaders, system architects, technical engineers, and researchers expected to attend.

John Curran is the President and CEO of ARIN, where he leads the organization in its mission of managing the distribution of Internet number resources. His past Internet industry experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications.  Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications—where he was integral in leading the organization’s technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company’s nationwide network—as well as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization’s strategic technology direction.

Franck Martin has been postmaster at LinkedIn from 2011 till 2017. He spent nearly 20 years in Fiji where he worked extensively with 20 or so Pacific Island countries. He was trustee at the Internet Society 2006-2009, members of the Pacific Islands and San Francisco Chapters. He has deployed a few ISPs in Tuvalu, Fiji and Samoa as well as established two ccTLDs dot KI (Kiribati) and dot NR (Nauru). He has worked on the DMARC.org specification, deployed it at LinkedIn, and he is promoting email authentication technologies and policies. He is currently working towards building an IPv6-only data center at LinkedIn. He is also active in the alternative electronic music scene in San Francisco. He has released several electronica albums under his name.

This event is being coordinated by the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas, and Mexico IPv6 Task Force groups.  “We are very excited to be able to host the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit at LinkedIn’s headquarters in Sunnyvale. The Summit is a great opportunity for network professionals to learn about the latest advancements and uses of IPv6. We’ve seen explosive growth in the adoption of IPv6 and we are going to celebrate the accomplishments of those adopting organizations and allow them to share best practices and success stories,” said Scott Hogg, Chair Emeritus, RMv6TF.

The IPv6 North American Summit, first held in 2007, will cover such topics as exemplary IPv6 adoption, best practices in IPv6 deployment, methods for driving increased usage of IPv6, current IPv6 adoption trends, and future IPv6 growth projections. Awards will be presented to the top 10 North American service providers who achieved connecting over 20% of their subscribers with IPv6.

Attendees will take part in a two-day single-track session, starting each day with a 9:00 a.m. keynote address followed by presentations until 5:00p.m. Lunch is included, as is morning coffee and afternoon refreshments.  Attendees also receive a custom t-shirt.

About The IPv6 Task Forces

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas and Mexico IPv6 Task Forces work to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As sub-chapters of the North American IPv6 Task Force, these organizations primarily host local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the North American region. These groups are non-profit/tax-exempt organizations that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6. For more information, visit www.RMv6TF.org, www.CAv6TF.org, www.TXv6TF.org, and www.IPv6forum.com.mx .

About ARIN

ARIN is the nonprofit corporation that manages the distribution of Internet number resources – IPv4, IPv6, and ASNs – in its service region, which includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. With no more IPv4 addresses remaining in the free pool, ARIN encourages all organizations with a digital presence to deploy IPv6 to make sure they are reachable across the whole Internet not just the old Internet.  More information on IPv6 adoption is available at http://teamarin.net/get6/ and https://www.arin.net

To attend the conference, register here: REGISTER

Contact: Scott Hogg, Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force
Phone: 303-949-4865
Email: scott@rmv6tf.org

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IPv6 Campus of the Future from Cisco

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Registration Open for the 2017 NA IPv6 Summit!

RMv6TFLogoRegistration is open for the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit! This event is designed to educate you about IPv6 and the current state of IPv6 adoption. IPv6 networking professionals ranging from technology leaders, system architects, technical engineers, and researchers attend this 2-day event.

Register here! 

Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Taskforce, the California IPv6 Taskforce, and LinkedIn, the 2017 IPv6 Summit takes place on April 25-26, 2017 at LinkedIn Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. This year’s event will focus on the accomplishments been made in recent years that have driven the accelerating growth in IPv6 Internet traffic, and discuss remaining challenges. The event will celebrate the hard work performed by broadband service providers, mobile carriers, online content providers, content distribution networks, equipment manufacturers, operating system manufacturers, and numerous others.
  • Two-day single track session on IPv6
  • Registration & coffee daily from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.
  • Keynote Speaker on April 25 – John Curran, ARIN
  • Keynote Speaker on April 26 – Zaid Ali Khan, LinkedIn
  • Free parking in LinkedIn 4-story parking garage
  • Meals: Morning coffee, Full lunch, afternoon snacks
  • Attendees receive a custom t-shirt
  • $200 Registration Fee
2017 Topics
  • Examples of exemplary IPv6 adoption
  • IPv6 deployment best practices and promotion of IPv6 adoption
  • Methods that have driven increased usage of IPv6
  • Current IPv6 adoption trends and future projections of IPv6 growth
  • Tasks remaining for the IPv6 community, challenges for IPv6, next steps
  • Furthering IPv6 deployment in enterprise networks
  • Examples of how IPv6-only environments are being used

Questions? Contact Scott Hogg at scott@rmv6tf.org.

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ARIN 39 in New Orleans, LA April 2-5, 2017

AprApr
25

ARINARIN 39 in New Orleans, LA

Registration is now open for the ARIN 39 Public Policy and Members Meeting, which will take place 2-5 April 2017 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana. ARIN holds open, biannual Public Policy and Members Meetings where attendees gather to discuss draft Internet number resource policies, network with colleagues, and attend workshops and tutorials.

For hotel details, travel information, and more, visit: https://www.arin.net/ARIN39 . Meeting registration is free when completed in advance of the meeting date.

 

 

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ARIN on the Road in Little Rock, AR

Mar
7

ARINAttend ARIN on the Road in Little Rock, AR.

You are invited to attend a free one-day ARIN on the Road Event on 7 March in Little Rock.

The meeting takes place in the Capital Hilton, starting at 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST; Registration and Continental Breakfast at 9:00 AM CST.Topics include Life After IPv4, DNSSEC, Resource Certification, and IPv6. Registration is required and details are available at: https://www.arin.net/littlerock.

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2017 North American IPv6 Summit – en Español

En la Cumbre IPv6 de este año celebraremos todo lo que se ha logrado con respecto al despliegue de IPv6. También discutiremos los retos pendientes para la adopción de IPv6. El evento de la Cumbre IPv6 de este año se centrará en los logros que se han logrado en los últimos años y que han impulsado el crecimiento acelerado del tráfico de Internet con IPv6. En el evento se celebrará el trabajo duro realizado por proveedores de servicio de banda ancha, operadores móviles, proveedores de contenido en línea, redes de distribución de contenido, fabricantes de equipos, de sistemas operativos y muchos otros.

A continuación presentamos una lista de temas que nos gustaría que las presentaciones cubrieran:

  • Ejemplos de adopciones ejemplares de Ipv6.
  • Mejores prácticas para el despliegue y la promoción de la adopción de IPv6.
  • Métodos que han impulsado un mayor uso de IPv6.
  • Tendencias actuales en la adopción de IPv6 y proyecciones futuras del crecimiento de IPv6.
  • Tareas pendientes para la comunidad IPv6, desafíos para IPv6, siguientes pasos.
  • Ayuda en el despliegue IPv6 en redes empresariales.
  • Ejemplos de cómo se usan los entornos de sólo-IPv6.

Habrá una sola sesión de presentaciones durante los 2 días.

Registro: El sitio de inscripción estará disponible en breve. El registro del evento estará en línea por $200 /persona para el evento de 2 días.

Fechas: 25 y 26 de abril de 2017.

Horarios: Registro y café de 8:00 am a 9:00 am, el primer keynote comienza a las 9:00 am, presentaciones durante todo el día terminando a las 5:00 pm.

Dirección: 605 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA. CP. 94085.

Estacionamiento: Estacionamiento gratuito en su estacionamiento de 4 pisos.

Comidas proporcionadas: Por la mañana café / jugo / agua / té; almuerzo completo; refrescos / agua y galletas en la tarde.

Cada asistente recibirá una camiseta personalizada para el evento.

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Registration is now OPEN for the NAv6TF event in Sunnyvale, CA

Please select this link to register.

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A Few More Details on the Upcoming 2017 NAv6TF Conference

Some more on the upcoming event.

At this year’s IPv6 Summit event we will celebrate all that has been accomplished regarding IPv6 deployment.  We will also discuss the remaining challenges for IPv6 adoption.  The IPv6 Summit event this year will focus on the accomplishments that have been made in recent years that have driven the accelerating growth in IPv6 Internet traffic.  The event would like to celebrate the hard work performed by broadband service providers, mobile carriers, online content providers, content distribution networks, equipment manufacturers, operating system manufacturers, and numerous others.

Following are a list of topics that we would like the presentations to cover:

  • Examples of exemplary IPv6 adoption
  • Best practices for IPv6 deployment and promotion of IPv6 adoption
  • Methods that have driven increased usage of IPv6
  • Current IPv6 adoption trends and future projections of IPv6 growth
  • Tasks remaining for the IPv6 community, challenges for IPv6, next steps
  • Furthering IPv6 deployment in enterprise networks
  • Examples of how IPv6-only environments are being used

There will be a single-track of presentations through the 2-days.

 

Registration:  The registration site will be available soon.  Event registration will be online for $200/person for the 2-day event.

 

Dates:  April 25 & 26, 2017

Times:  Registration and coffee from 8:00AM to 9:00AM, first keynote starts at 9:00AM, presentations throughout the day ending at 5:00PM

Address: 605 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Parking: Free Parking in their 4-story parking garage

Meals Provided: In the morning coffee/juice/water/tea, full lunch, sodas/water and cookies in afternoon

Everyone receives a custom t-shirt for the event

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2017 North American IPv6 Summit

The North American IPv6 Summit is designed to educate you about IPv6 and the current state of IPv6 adoption. IPv6 networking professionals ranging from technology leaders, system architects, technical engineers, and researchers attend this 2-day event.

The 2017 IPv6 Summit event twill focus on the accomplishments been made in recent years that have driven the accelerating growth in IPv6 Internet traffic, and discuss remaining challenges. The event will celebrate the hard work performed by broadband service providers, mobile carriers, online content providers, content distribution networks, equipment manufacturers, operating system manufacturers, and numerous others.

Top Three Need To Know

  • Two-day (4/25 and 4/26) single track session on IPv6 with a variety of speakers
  • This year’s event is going to be in Sunnyvale, California at LinkedIn HQ
  • Leave room in your suitcase for a new and fantastic IPv6 t-shirt and some old recycled CAv6tf laptop stickers

2017 Topics

  • Examples of exemplary IPv6 adoption
  • Best practices for IPv6 deployment and promotion of IPv6 adoption
  • Methods that have driven increased usage of IPv6
  • Current IPv6 adoption trends and future projections of IPv6 growth
  • Tasks remaining for the IPv6 community, challenges for IPv6, next steps
  • Furthering IPv6 deployment in enterprise networks
  • Examples of how IPv6-only environments are being used

Details

Registration: The registration site will be available soon. Event registration will be online for $200/person for the 2-day event.

Dates: April 25 & 26, 2017 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Times: Registration and coffee from 8:00AM to 9:00AM, first keynote starts at 9:00AM, presentations throughout the day ending at 5:00PM

Address: LinkedIn HQ @605 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Parking: Free Parking in their 4-story parking garage

Meals Provided: In the morning coffee/juice/water/tea, full lunch, sodas/water and cookies in afternoon

Attire: Everyone receives a custom t-shirt for the event!  Yes, I said a t-shirt.

 

 

George Usi,
California IPv6 Task Force
Chair

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