2014 Global Summit Proceedings

The 2014 Global Summit is history !

If you attended, we hope you found it helpful. If you weren’t able to attend, we are sorry we missed you.

The presentations that we have received from presenters are available  in the Proceedings.  Click on the “2014 Global IPv6 Forum Summit” button in the header above.  We will add any additional presentations that we receive as they arrive.

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Parking and Venue Information

The University of Texas at Dallas, our host sponsor, has provided the following parking and venue information for the Global IPv6 Summit this Thursday and Friday.

Please pay particular attention to the parking directions.


Dear Global IPv6 Summit Attendee:

We look forward to seeing you at UT Dallas soon !

Clark Center (CN), The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080

From Waterview Parkway, turn east onto Loop Road. Continue straight into Parking Lot U. Locate orange event tent for shuttle to event location between 8 – 9:30am and 4 – 6:00pm daily.

A parking permit is required to park.  Please print this parking permit and place it in the front window of your car following the directions on the permit. A custom parking map is also provided for reference.

Parking Location is: Lot U on the UT Dallas Campus. While it is not a strenuous or long walk, a free shuttle service will run from Lot U to the front of the Clark Center on each day of the Conference: Thursday 27th and Friday 28th March, 2014.

Shuttles to/from Lot U/Clark Center will run from 8am to 9.30am and from 4pm to 6pm.

Please park in your regular parking spots so our guests can have preferred access to the shuttles.


We will be taking photographs during the event, so if anyone has a problem with them being used on a website or future promo materials please send an email to cym110030@utdallas.edu so that we can honor your request.

If anyone needs any assistance or to request accessible parking/seating, please contact us by email to cym110030@utdallas.edu or call us at 972-883-2488.

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Finalized Agenda for 2014 IPv6 meeting has been posted

TXv6TF has posted the final agenda for the 2014 Global IPv6 Meeting at the University of Texas at Dallas later this week. We are looking forward to seeing all registrants at the meeting.

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March 12, 2014 User Group Meeting: Webex Information.

5:30 am

Here is the information for the Rocky Mountain v6 Task Force User Group Meeting on March 12, 2014.  The call will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time.


Meeting information
Topic: RMv6TF Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm, Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00)
Meeting Number: 578 615 670
Meeting Password: (This meeting does not require a password.)

To start or join the online meeting
Go to https://gtri.webex.com/gtri/j.php?ED=258142982&UID=485766792&RT=MiM2

Audio conference information
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-408-792-6300
Global call-in numbers: https://gtri.webex.com/gtri/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=258142982&tollFree=0

Access code:578 615 670

For assistance
1. Go to https://gtri.webex.com/gtri/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click “Support”.
To add this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:

To check whether you have the appropriate players installed for UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files, go to https://gtri.webex.com/gtri/systemdiagnosis.php.


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Agenda Updates features more details on new business track on Friday

An update to the agenda has been published that includes details on the business track which is Friday morning. Please register if you intend to come. There is plenty of space, but we need a good count to be sure we can have enough food on hand.

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Hotel rooms are blocked for the event at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

We have secured a block of rooms at the Renaissance Hotel in Richardson, TX.
Rate is $123, please ask for the UTD IPv6 event rate.
900 E. Lookout Drive Richardson Texas 75082 USA

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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IPv6 Preso at Tech Junction – Sacramento, CA

Presented the ARIN community slide deck and met some great new network engineering friends  (9:50am) at Tech Junction in Sacramento California today.  As promised to the thirty plus folks who attended, here is the link for the ARIN page that contains the ARIN slide deck from my preso.  You can find the deck under the “IPv6 Background” section fifth bullet point down titled “ARIN IPv4 Exhaustion Community Use Slide Deck”. Special thanks to MCPc for offering up your speaking slot to a grateful not-for-profit.


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2014 NA IPv6 Summit: Save the Date!

Save the date for the 2014 North American IPv6 Summit!  The dates will be September 23-25, 2014 in Denver, Co.

More information to follow shortly.

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IPv6 User Group Meeting

5:30 pm

Please join us for an IPv6 User Group meeting on March 12th at GTRI downtown Denver.  Topics covered include IPv6 addressing.

Pizza and drinks will be available.  Parking validation available for attendees.

A Webex will be available for for remote participants. Click here for Webex details.


990 S. Broadway Suite 300
Denver CO, 80209

Sign up below if you plan on attending.

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Registration is now open for 2014 IPv6 Global Summit in Richardson, Texas

Registration is now open for this event. Please visit the site page for more information on this event.

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Announcing the 2014 Global IPv6 Forum Summit

The event will be March 27 and 28, 2014 in Richardson, Texas on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas.  Feature keynote speakers are Vinton G. Cerf and Latif Ladid. Other confirmed speakers include Tim Martin, Owen DeLong, Jeff Carrell, Stephen Lagerholm,Ravi Prakash and Jeff Doyle. More are being added as they are confirmed. Registration for the event will be free at the TXv6TF web site, www.txv6tf.org.

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The IPv6 Show Podcast

The IPv6 ShowBruce Sinclair is now hosting a Podcast called The IPv6 Show and it is worth checking out if you want to hear him talk to some of the best IPv6 experts in the world. Already on the show he has interviewed Jeff Doyle, Scott Hogg, Joe Klein and Rene Paap.

- Ed

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gogoNET Live! 4 – Silicon Valley IPv6 Conference, Nov 12-14

Join us
November 12-14, 2013 in Silicon Valley, California to be part of the movement to IPv6 & the Internet of Things. The California IPv6 Task Force together with GogoNET Live! hosts our fourth annual IPv6 focused conference in the Bay Area.  The conference revolves around networking for IPv6 and the Internet of Things and how the two are intrinsically related. Learn how to IPv6-enable your web services, how to introduce IPv6 into your networks to connect your customers and how IPv6 can be used to connect smart objects within a variety of network types. 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.

The high level conference agenda will be:
• Nov. 12: Technical hands-on workshops and tutorials.
• Nov. 13: Keynote presentations and case studies.
• Nov. 14: Functional presentations and product overviews.

** Alert: the website has been updated with the newest agenda and the event looks to be great so register at http://gogonetlive.com and use the discount code SIGv6 – There is also the virtual attendance option – watch live via video stream via the Internet.

Find out more
Find out more at http://gogonetlive.com and get involved in developing the conference agenda or to meet others who will be there by joining the gogoNET LIVE! 4 working group at: http://www.gogo6.com/group/gogonet-live-4-group.

- George and Ed


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Slides Now Becoming Available

For those of you who missed the recent meeting at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Slides from the presentations are now being posted. In addition, many of the presentations will be available for viewing on line. More information as it becomes available.

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Comcast IPv6 Information Center

Hats off to the folks at Comcast as you can now test to see if your Comcast Internet connection is IPv6 ready.  If you are a Comcast customer, just head on over to http://www.comcast6.net/ to see their friendly status page!

Thank you again Comcast for making this quick check available and for advocating the deployment of IPv6!


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Take the Global IPv6 Deployment Survey!

ICANN’s ASO is conducting their annual Global IPv6 Deployment Survey.  The survey ends July 31st so please take a moment and complete it.  Thanks!



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Lodging information available for TXv6TF meeting at Rice University in Houston

Information concerning lodging is now available for the TXv6TF meeting at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

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Agenda almost final for 2013 TXv6TF meeting at Rice University In July

Speakers from Oracle, Cisco, ARIN, Hurricane Electric, Secure64 and others are now confirmed for the TXv6Tf meeting July 17 & 18 at Rice University in Houston. Join us!

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Preliminary Agenda has been posted for 2013 TVx6TF meeting in Houston

We are still still filling in slots, but we wanted to get something out there. Please watch for further announcements as they become available. We hope to see you in Houston!

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Announcing the 2013 TXv6TF Summer Summit at Rice University

TXv6TF is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 Summer Summit at Rice University in Houston Texas. The event is scheduled to be July 17 and 18. More information is available here.

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Swiss IPv6 Task Force is hosting the IPv6 Business Conference

Silva Hagen who has presented at the North American IPv6 Summit and the gogoNET Live! events in the past is hosting on June 11, 2013 in Zurich Switzerland the IPv6 Business Conference. It has a great line up of speakers and if it works out for you to attend it would be worth your time!
- Ed Horley

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Input Requested for 2014 NA IPv6 Summit Location


As we begin work on the 2014 North American IPv6 Summit we would like to know your thoughts on the location.  Traditionally the event is hosted in Denver, Colorado.  Please review the list of cities below and select your choice for a possible location in 2014.



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Learn More About CAv6TF Mission

Learn More About the California IPv6 Task Force Mission:


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Ops Face the Era of Hybrid IPv4/IPv6 Networks

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BTR Feature Art IPV6 4 9 13 Ops Face the Era of Hybrid IPv4/IPv6 NetworksIt is impossible to identify precisely what the next steps are for the industry on IPv6 deployment because, naturally, each operator is in a different stage of its evolution, each faces a different situation in its systems, and each has its own unique priorities and goals.

There are, though, general comments that can be made on the decisions that operators will face as they come closer to implementing the new addressing scheme. The first step is to recognize that the highest level decision – the agreement that dual stack approaches in which IPv4 and IPv6 run in parallel – probably was the most important. What comes next is a set of more granular and, collectively, equally vital choices on how to actually deploy this necessary new technique.

The first realization that operators must make is that though the new kid on the block is IPv6, the world of IPv4 will march on well into the future. Indeed, the true end of the older addressing scheme is not in sight. The decision in the short- and medium-term is not how IPv6 will replace IPv4. It is how the two will work together in a way that the newer technique gradually supersedes the older one. “A big thing to remember is that there are two pieces that get conflated at times …. One of them is IPv6 and the other is how to keep IPv4 alive until we don’t need it, which is a long way off,” said Chris Grundemann,CableLabs’ architect for IP networks.

It may seem odd to be worrying about IPv4 just as IPv6′s profile on the landscape grows. But that is the case. Operators, insiders say, must take care in measuring the IPv4 addresses supply they have against the expected need. If they seem to be falling short, plans must be set for obtaining more, perhaps even on the open market.

The survivalist tendencies of IPv4 lead to a couple of other decisions. Grundemann said operators need to think about how they are going to gradually shift device management functionality to IPv6. As the IPv4 pool of devices shrinks, he said, more and more of the vital oversight tasks can be assigned to the IPv6 management platform. This gradual transition frees IPv4 addresses that formerly were devoted to management tasks.

Ironically, one of the techniques that service providers of all stripes use to stretch the IPv4 soup – network address translation (NAT) – still has a big role even after the rollout of IPv6, said John Brzozowski, the chief architect for IPv6 and distinguished engineer for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA). NAT, he said, will remain a primary player in its role of using a single IPv4 address to link to the devices in the home that are not IPv6-capable.

Another concern is that the availability of proper hardware and software once these decisions are made. Keven Adams, the director of CMTS product management for ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS), agreed that there are a great many architectural decisions to be made as the industry navigates the trip from IPv4 to a hybrid IPv6/v4 and, ultimately, a pure IPv6 network. He added that operators must make sure that their vendors offer products that support the path that they have chosen and that that support extends beyond betas into the actual available products.

Mediating between IPv4 and IPv6 and managing the transition is not the only issue that cable operators need to think about. Nominum, a company that focuses on IP addressing mechanics such as domain name system (DNS) and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), sees a challenge ahead for cable operators. In the IPv4 world, said Craig Sprosts, it is possible to amass information about every address the operator controls.

This highly automated process can be used to create white lists and black lists and otherwise be used to manage how different end points are treated. For instance, a spammer could be identified by the IPv4 address. With IPv6, there are so many addresses that this approach simply won’t work, Sprosts said. New approaches – such as dynamic naming that Nominum offers – are necessary. The higher level point simply is that the number of IPv6 addresses is so much greater than IPv4 that fundamentally new approaches are necessary, at least in some cases.

All of these issues must be worked through in a landscape in which the two other major stakeholders – content creators and consumer electronic equipment manufacturers – are outside the direct control of cable operators and are in various stages of readiness. That is a key issue, said Grundemann. “If I am an operator rolling out new services, I have to check if it is available in IPv6. If it is, I don’t have to turn up any IPv4 addresses.”

The bottom line is that the industry has a gone a long way down the road toward IPv6 implementation. Clearly, however, there are significant twists and turns ahead.

Carl Weinschenk is the Senior Editor of Broadband Technology Report. Reach him at carl@btreport.net.


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Internet Society Colorado Chapter and Task Force join to advance IPv6

DENVER – The Internet Society Colorado Chapter and the Rocky Mountain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Task Force have joined to advance deployment of IPv6 by organizing INET Denver, which is co-locating with the 2013 North American IPv6 Summit in Denver on April 17-19.

United in the goal of preserving the growth and development of the global Internet, the Internet Society and the RMv6TF said they will leverage both events in Denver to spread awareness and educate the industry on the importance of adopting IPv6.

“As IPv4 is running out of IP addresses to support the explosive number of devices connecting to the Internet, it is critical that the world embrace IPv6 as the new normal,” said Scott Hogg, RMv6TF chair emeritus.

“IPv6, unlike its predecessor IPv4, essentially has an unlimited number of IP addresses available, so businesses across the globe can continue to use the Internet as a primary vehicle for collaboration, commerce and innovation.”

“INET Denver: IPv4 Exhaustion and the Path to IPv6” will bring together top industry experts with professionals in the networking field to discuss the depletion of IPv4 in the market and the TCO of IPv6.

For more information, visit www.internetsociety.org or www.RMv6TF.org.


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