IPv6 - The *Current* IP Protocol (are you behind?) Please also forward this invitation message to interested parties. Your participation and support are vital to the smooth and successful deployment of IPv6! Aloha Everyone, The Hawaii IPv6 Task Force will hold its next meeting: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 6:30 - 8:30 PM HST (04:30-06:30 AM, 23 August, GMT) UH Manoa Campus, POST 801 Agenda will/may include: - RIR v4 depletions! - Strategies to handle IPv6 advocates who won't be quiet about IPv6! - Recent Conferences Attended Highlights [Joint Techs, NAIPv6 Summit(?)] - IPocalypse survival advice - The plateau in higher ed IPv6 deployment - Upcoming meetings/conferences Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP for on-site attendance as refreshments will be provided. Parking: see UH Manoa visitor parking rules: http://www.hawaii.edu/parking/visitorparking.html Remote viewing will be available through the Ustream web site: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ipv6hawaiimeeting A SIP Conference bridge will be provided for remote participation. Watch http://ipv6hawaii.org/?page_id=256 for developments. Live Netcast will run from 19:00 to 20:00 HST 22 August 2012 Also known as: 05:00-06:00, 23 August, GMT Meeting page: http://ipv6hawaii.org/?page_id=252 Visit http://ipv6hawaii.org for updates. Please also forward this invitation message to interested parties. Your participation and support are vital to the smooth and successful deployment of IPv6! Many Mahalos, Alan Whinery President Hawaii IPv6 Task Force Chief Network Engineer, University of Hawaii firstname.lastname@example.org
The Texas IPv6 Task Force has launched a project to report on adoption of IPv6 and DNSSEC by the County Governments of Texas. See http://maps.txv6tf.org for the report and contact your commissioner’s court if you see that your county is not supporting the via technologies!
Today is world IPv6 Launch Day.
June 6th is only a week away. We hope everyone is aware of the fact that it is World IPv6 Launch. The goal is for folks on the Internet to turn on IPv6 and leave it on. This is the first in a long list of steps to help the adoption of IPv6. Check out the World IPv6 Launch website for details. If you see a swimming turtle on our site – congratulations – you are accessing our site via IPv6!
The North American IPv6 Summit is happening April 10-11,2012 in Denver, Colorado. Stephan Lagerholm, TXv6TF board member, will be speaking at the conference on Wednesday at 11:15am as part of the Enterprise and IPAM track, one of three tracks scheduled. Registration is open.
The registration site is still open for the North American IPv6 Summit but you are running out of time to sign up. The NA IPv6 Summit is the largest IPv6 event in North America and has an amazing list of presenters this year. If you are at all interested in IPv6 and who wouldn’t be, (You are aware of the depletion issue with IPv4 aren’t you and World IPv6 Launch scheduled for 6/6/12?) then you should be attending this event. The conference is only $500US for two packed days of sessions. The conference has some serious sponsorship backers too:
Infoblox, Cisco, HP, BlueCat Networks, A10 Networks, TW Telecom, CenturyLink, Juniper, Comcast, Fortinet, Gigamon and others.
It runs April 10th to the 11th in Denver, CO. There is an optional pre-conference on April 9th that has basic and advanced IPv6 hands on training. See the registration site for details. To top it all off, Nephos6, with the IPv6 Forum, are offering complimentary IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer testing at the conference. If you would like to test your IPv6 knowledge and show what you know about IPv6, you can register to take their 1-hour exam during April 10th or April 11th during the conference – how cool is that?
If IPv6 has been on your to do list or you have said you need to get up to speed on IPv6 then this is your answer. Come join us in Denver!
So far, February has been a busy month for the TXv6TF. Stephan Lagerholm spoke on the 17th at a IT security conference for the University of Texas System on IPv6. His talk is available here. Stan Barber spoke on the 23rd at the annual TTVN conference. Stan’s talk is available here.
Join us on February 27th at 5PM in the Bellevue Westin Hotel for our first event. This is a side event associated with the ongoing Microsoft MVP summit. We’ll be discussing:
- Northwest IPv6 Task Force
- World IPv6 Launch Day
- IPv4 Address Exhaustion Update
- IPv6 Deployment issues
- IPv6 information resources
If you can join us, please do. We look forward to seeing you.
Event Location Information:
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Room: Lake Washington B – on the 3rd floor
What if we did IPv6 Day, but didn’t turn off IPv6 at the end of the day?
The web home of WIPv6L is:
Which is having troubles as of this writing, but shall soon recover, I trust…
(Originally from a note by David Farmer.)
The registration site is now open for the North American IPv6 Summit. The NA IPv6 Summit is hosted by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force who traditionally have hosted the largest IPv6 event in North America. They have been kind enough to extend the event to include all the other IPv6 Task Forces across North America. If you are interested in IPv6 at all and want a chance to hear from top experts about their experiences in deploying IPv6 then this is the event to attend. The NA IPv6 Summit is April 9th to the 11th in Denver, CO.
Stan Barber, chair of TXv6TF, is speaking and will be part of a panel at the upcoming IEEE Globecomm meeting in Houston this week. This is the 2nd year that Stan has spoken at the IEEE Globecomm event and the 10th year that IEEE has engaged the IPv6 Forum to assemble a group of IPv6 experts for an afternoon on IPv6. This will happen Wednesday, December 7. For more information, check the IEEE Globecomm website. A copy of the slides from this talk are available.
Welcome residence of the beautiful Pacific Nortwest, which by our definition, includes Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. This is the website of the Northwest IPv6 Task Force, a group dedicated to the advancement and promotion of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6 or just v6).
Presented by gogo6, the IPv6 Forum and the California IPv6 Task Force
Join us November 1-3 at San Jose State University to be part of the movement to IPv6. The theme of this year’s conference is “Trials & Tribulations”. With the question of IPv4 depletion behind us gogoNET LIVE! 2 will focus is on the technical details of how to do an IPv6 trial. Day 1 will consist of technical hands-on workshops. Days 2 and 3 will consist of case studies from those who have successfully completed IPv6 trials and functional presentations on the steps required to do an IPv6 field trial.
The second annual gogoNETLive! event is happening November 1-3, 2011 at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley in Northern California. This will be the only dedicated IPv6 conference happening on the west coast and the CAv6TF is happy to be co-sponsoring and helping. The event is fast approaching so we encourage folks to sign up at registration page.
The line up of speakers in impressive and if you sign up in time you can get a slot for the hands on labs happening the first day. We look forward to meeting folks at the event!
- Ed Horley
The Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force has announced the dates for a joint event being called the 2012 North American IPv6 Summit. The dates of the event are April 9 – 11, 2012 and will be in Denver. Check out this link for more information.
Thanks for everyone registering for the event. Registration is now closed.
If you are registered and are now not planning on attending, please let us know so we can give your seat to someone who would like to be there, but now is unable to get a seat.
The list of Speakers and Topic for the 2011 TXv6TF Fall Event is now final.
Bill Cerveny of Arbor Networks has a great post on IPv6 Fragmentation. It works a bit differently in IPv6 from IPv4 and it’s a very important difference. This is especially true when considering how to implement a security policy. Fragmentation is one of the few uses of IPv6 extension headers seen regularly in the wild today and must use Path-MTU to work effectively.
Please visit the event web page to learn more.
Light Reading’s IPv6: The Time is Now event in New York City had a pantheon of great speakers. This article summarizes important points from the speakers at the event.
A good paper to share with those in your company that handle on-line marketing has been released by Martin Longo, CTO of real-time identity firm Demandbase. The paper is called “Transition to IPv6: Why Online Marketers Should Care. If you think it’s just IT’s problem, think again” and makes the case for thinking about IPv6 now and not be caught unprepared during the transition.
The mid-September Fall TXv6TF Summit agenda is starting to take shape. Today, TXv6TF announced that there will be a 3-hour hands on lab at the end of the 2nd day of the summit (September 15, 2011). This lab requires no prior experience with IPv6 and will be consist of the following agenda:
- Short lecture – IPv6 addressing
- Lab 1 – Configure network device with IPv6 SLAAC address
- Lab 2 – Configure network device with IPv6 static address
- Lab 3 – Configure network device for basic IPv6 routing between VLANs
- Lab 4 – Configure network device for OSPFv3
The lab will be lead by Jeff Carrell and is free, but advanced registration is required and seats are limited. Each participant must bring a laptop with any operating system that has VPN (PPTP) and telnet capability in order to participate in these labs.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable both talked about outcomes related to World IPv6 Day this week at The Cable Show in Chicago.
Light Reading offers this summary.
Both the European exchange points providing IPv6-specific traffic reports showed an increase in IPv6 traffic on World IPv6 Day. AMS-IX showed a a small increase (peaking at 2.9Gbs), but may not be statiscally significant. Based on looking at the year-to-date IPv6 traffic, it looks like the jump in IPv6 traffic started in February 2011 with an increase in peak usage from around 1.8Gbs to around 2.6Gbs. That roughly matches up with the time of the IANA IPv4 free pool exhaustion. DE-IX showed a marked increase in traffic appearing to at lease double its previous reports. It seems clear the community that used DE-IX was using the day to learn more about IPv6.
Ars Technical offers this summary.