AAISP UK Makes IPv6 Allocation an Automatic Feature for Broadband Customers

Broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold ( AAISP ) has decided to make IPv6 allocation an automatic feature for new customers in the UK. The ISP has been offering the service for over 8 years, yet until now IPv6 was always a (free) option that you had to ask for.

Complete info at ISPreview and IT Pro Portal.

Cisco, Verizon enlist in 24-hour IPv6 trial

Two leading network vendors — Cisco Systems and Verizon Business — have enlisted in an upcoming trial-by-fire of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol called IPv4.

Complete info at ComputerWorld

Top 10 tasks for IPv6 application developers

Many IT people, who are unfamiliar with IPv6, believe the responsibility for IPv6 deployment falls on the network-teams. However, those who are knowledgeable about IPv6 realize the migration to IPv6 will involve any system that uses an IP address. As the network teams prepare the infrastructure for the addition of IPv6 we should alert our application developers and make sure they are ready for the challenge that awaits. This article contains some of the key issues that application developers will need to know as they make their applications function properly in a multi-protocol world.

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What advertisers and agencies need to know about IPv6

Unconvinced the only reason for the switch from IPv4 to IPv6 centers on the ability to connect more devices to the Internet and online content, I took the question to the engineering community. I’ve been thinking about this for more than a year, asking advertising and marketing folks their opinions on the topic. Few know about the next generation protocol. So here are a few reasons the ad industry needs to know.

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gogoNET releases 16 Hours of IPv6 Videos

The gogoNET Video Series consist of 30 presentations at around 30 minutes in length and the same number of interviews at around 3 minutes in length. After each presentation an interview was conducted with each speaker where they were asked to summarize their presentation and to provide advice to networking professionals embarking on IPv6.

While Silicon Valley attendees were able to see and meet the speakers in person our plan from the start was to make this expertise available to everyone online in video clips consisting of the presenter with their slides. This was our first attempt to mashup a social network (gogoNET) with a conference (gogoNET LIVE!). One benefit was attendees could easily meet and stay in touch with speakers and other attendees who could help them with an area of IPv6 in the future (for more on this read http://gogonet.gogo6.com/profiles/blogs/conference-social-network). Viewers who didn’t attend the show can still meet the speakers virtually by following the link found in the details section of the video to the speaker’s profile page on the gogoNET social network.

The gogoNET Video Series is being uploaded our YouTube Channel and the gogoNET site. Below is the ordered list of gogoNET LIVE! speakers:

  • Bruce Sinclair – Welcome to gogoNET LIVE! 2010.
  • Latif Ladid – the Two Way Internet.
  • Bob Hinden – The Invention of IPv6.
  • Elise Gerich – Doom, Gloom & IP addresses.
  • John Curran – Depletion: The “Discontinuity Event”.
  • Tony Hain & Stephan Lagerholm – IPv4 Depletion Models.
  • David Ward – IPv6 Transition Strategies.
  • Vint Cerf – Key Issues in IPv6 Today.
  • Silvia Hagen – IPv6: How do I Convince my Boss?
  • Stan Barber – IPv6 in the Real World: Planning for IPv6.
  • Jeremy Duncan – The Importance of IPv6 Test & Evaluation in the Enterprise.
  • Carl Holzhauer – IPv6 for Home Users.
  • Tony Hain – IPv6 Transition Technologies.
  • Alain Durand – IPv6 Transition Technologies.
  • Mikael Lind – Home IPv6 CPEs.
  • Joe Klein – Pv6 Security: Angels & Devils.
  • Junaid Islam – IPv6 Overlay Networks.
  • Bruce Sinclair – Anatomy of gogoNET.
  • Mikael Lind – Freenet6 Usage.
  • George Usi – California and North America v6 Task Force Update.
  • John Lehane – Juniper @ gogoNET LIVE!
  • Mikael Lind – gogo6 Products.
  • Thomas Maufer – Testing Solutions to Ease Your IPv6 Migration.
  • Stephan Lagerholm – Secure64 Products.
  • Dale Geesey – USGv6: US Government IPv6 Transition Activities.
  • John Baird – Defence Research and Engineering Network IPv6 Deployment.
  • Bill Cerveny – Enabling IPv6 in Products and Services.
  • Martin Levy – Porting IPv4 Applications to IPv4/IPv6 Dual Stack.
  • Kevin Karp – IPv6 Visibility: Making it Easy!
  • Donn Lee – IPv6 Network Engineering and Content Delivery at Facebook.
  • IPv6: Bring on Your Content!

    Late last year a colleague quipped: you spent one third of your time on IPv6 this year, yet it still only generates 1% or so of the traffic. What are the chances of him uttering the same sentence coming December with IPv6 traffic still hovering barely over the one percent mark?

    Discussions in the Belgian IPv6 Council mailing list in which I participate and Eric Vyncke’s tally of websites offering IPv6 access on his site led to the observation that Belgian content hosters should be targeted to see more IPv6 accessible content. Some of them lamented about the complexity and cost and the lack of demand, well honed arguments of procrastinators all over the world.

    Then came a rather stunning e-mail from French hoster Gandi to their customers announcing that on january 6th IPv6 would be activated in autoconfiguration and that the customers’ server would inherit automatically and at no cost an IPv6 address! Customers could opt out if they did not want IPv6. Details on the IPv6 implementation can be found on their website. Congratulations, Gandi and thank you for dispelling the myth that making content IPv6 accessible has to be a formidable and titanic undertaking.

    Adding fuel to the IPv6 accessible content cause, ISOC just announced that June 8th would be World IPv6 day with some of the major content providers and hosters on board including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Akamai and Limelight . This IPv6 day follows in the footsteps of the experiment conducted by Heise in Germany last year. They are one of the biggest news sites in the country and made their site heise.de accessible in both v4 and v6 for 24 hours on September 15th 2010 to see if ‘brokeness’ would indeed create problems amongst their user base. The result was so positive that they decided to turn IPv6 access on permanently late September.

    All of this bodes well for 2011. Some noticeable rise in IPv6 traffic will go a long way to silence these quipping colleagues every IPv6 proponent and advocate has faced over the years.

    Written by Yves Poppe, Director, Business Development IP Strategy at Tata Communications