6DEPLOY and the Spanish Government announce free IPv6 trainings across the country

Next 13th September, a series of 20 theoretical and hands-on IPv6 training sessions (in Spanish only) will start in Madrid, as part of the Spanish Government transition plan to the new Internet Protocol, signed by the Council of Ministers last 29th April.

This will be followed by sessions in Barcelona, Valencia, León, Zaragoza, Santander, Bilbao, Logroño, Pamplona, Mérida, Ceuta, Murcia, Seville, Málaga, Las Palmas, Toledo, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela and Oviedo.

Complete info at 6DEPLOY site.

IPv6 Security: 5 Things You Need to Know

The switch to IPv6 will not make networks more secure or more vulnerable to attack in and of itself, according to a panel of industry experts. But failing to test equipment and to make sure security features are functioning as planned could leave networks vulnerable during and after the transition to the new numbering plan.

Complete info at LightReading.

In wake of World IPv6 Day, browsers resist IPv6 brokenness—but should they?

At a plenary session during the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Quebec City, Canada two weeks ago, World IPv6 Day was rehashed at some length. It took place on June 8 this year, and Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others turned on IPv6 for 24 hours in an effort to flush out broken IPv6 setups. Immediately after IPv6 day, and again six weeks later, we noted that there didn’t appear to be much breakage to speak of.
Complete info at ars technica.

Webcast with Brocade

I’m doing a webcast together with Jeff Hartley from Brocade on August 24. If you are interested in how you can deploy NAT64 and DNS64 with Brocade ServerIron ADX and Secure64 DNS, then please attend.

Register here

IPv4 addresses for sale

The email below showed up at the NANOG (North American Network Operators’ Group) email list today. It will be interesting to see if this block will get sold and if the seller manages to get as much or more money as the Nortel block that Microsoft bought earlier this year.

Subject: Corporation for Sale with IPv4 Assets
Date: August 6, 2011 6:31:04 PM EDT
To: [email protected]

North American Corporation (domiciled in Nevada) is for sale.

All non-IPv4 assets and debts (and other liabilities) have been transferred
to another related corporation.

IPv4 Assets include:
1 – ASN; and
3 – /20 networks (12,288 IP Addresses) direct allocations (non-legacy).

Multiple options available for sale/purchase.  Motivated sellers.
Please e-mail: [email protected] or call/text: (404) 532-9535.
Available on Saturday and Sunday for discussion.

The Rising Technical Challenges of Networking at Home, by Geoff Huston

For me, one of the more interesting sessions at the recent IETF 81 meeting in July was the first meeting of the recently established Homenet Working Group.

What’s so interesting about networking the home?

Well, if you regard challenges as “interesting”, then just about everything is interesting when you look at networking in the home!

It’s been a very long time since the state-of-the-art in home Internet was plugging the serial port of the PC into the dialup modem. Even the ADSL modem, even when combined with some for of WiFi base station, is looking distinctly passé these days. Today the home network is seeing the intersection of a whole set of interests, including the phone service, the TV service, home security services, energy management, utility service metering, possibly other forms of home device monitoring, and, oh yes, connecting the laptops and the mobile devices to the net. And of course it’s not just a home LAN over a wired network. WiFi home networks are commonplace, and of course there are various Bluetooth devices. Maybe sometime soon it will be common for the home network to also host some form of 3G femtocell as well. But these days even that level of network complexity is not enough.