InfoWeapons appointed IPv6 ready testing center

InfoWeapons’ Research and Development Center in the Philippines has been appointed as an IPv6 Ready Logo Test & Conformance Centre by the prestigious IPv6 Forum and its IPv6 Ready Logo Committee. The appointment, which was announced on March 30, 2010, makes InfoWeapons one of only six testing center in the world. Other test centers are based in Japan, USA, China, Taiwan and France.

This appointment authorizes InfoWeapons to test a product that supports IPv6 and certify that it is “IPv6 Ready”. This certification indicates that the product has passed specific conformance and interoperability standards set by the IPv6 Forum’s IPv6 Ready Logo Program. There are two levels of IPv6 Ready certification: Phase 1 (Silver logo) tests compliance with the “MUST” (mandatory) aspects of the relevant Internet Engineering Task Force RFCs (Internet standards).

Phase 2 (Gold logo) also tests compliance with the “SHOULD” (strongly recommended, but not mandatory) aspects of the relevant IETF RFCs. Phase 1 compliance is adequate for casual deployments (home office, small companies), Phase 2 compliance is intended for mission critical deployments (large enterprise, government agencies, financial institutions, telcos).

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NIST gives guidelines for securing IPv6

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a draft of a new publication that will help secure IPv6 networks as they are being deployed. The Special Publication (SP) number 800-119 “Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6″ is now in the comments stage. Once those comments and improvements are integrated into the document this will be one of the key sources for advice on preparing to secure our new IPv6 implementations.

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Announcing the release of Fedora 13 Beta

The countdown is on: Fedora 13, “Goddard,” is set to launch in mid-May. Fedora is the leading edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to users worldwide, with a new release every six months.
Complete info at LWN, ChannelRegister and TechieBuzz.

NBN must have IPv6 enabled: ISOC-AU

The National Broadband Network (NBN) must have Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) enabled at a network level, according to the Internet Society of Australia.

Speaking to a Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network, society President Tony Hill told senators that the newer Internet Protocol standard must be implemented at a network level, rather than by service providers.

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NTT Com to Offer Dual-stack Global IP-VPN Service Worldwide

NTT Communications Corporation announced on April 13 plans for the worldwide rollout of an Internet-protocol (IP) virtual private network (VPN) service supporting both the conventional IPv4 and successor IPv6 protocols, beginning April 15 in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Launches in other markets will be announced later.
Complete info at EarthTimes, SunHerald and NewsBlaze.

ARIN to discuss key IPv6 proposals at 25th public policy and members meeting

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), a nonprofit association that manages the distribution of Internet number resources, announced today that its 25th public policy meeting, ARIN XXV, will be held April 18-21, 2010, at the InterContinental Toronto Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The meeting provides the Internet community a chance to discuss IPv6 policy, IP addressing trends, and the challenges of IPv6 adoption.

“The Internet has become an irreplaceable part of how consumers and businesses communicate,” said John Curran, president and CEO of ARIN. “With less than 8% of IPv4 addresses still available, our mission is to consider any policy changes necessary for this transition to occur smoothly, and to continue discussions about this important issue. ARIN XXV will include important discussions on draft address allocation policy proposals, including several proposed changes that may affect IPv6 adoption.”

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