Vint Cerf: The Launch of a New Larger Internet

In preparation for the World IPv6 Launch tomorrow, Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, and a founding father of the Internet, discusses the next version of the Internet, and why we need it.

“When the Internet launched operationally in 1983, no one ever dreamed that there might be billions of devices and users trying to get online. But like a telephone network that is running out of phone numbers, the current Internet is running out of IP addresses, and if we don’t roll out Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6), we won’t have the room we need to grow and the Internet would become tangled, unsafe and unsustainable.”

World IPv6 Launch: The internet will permanently change on 6 June

The time for dress rehearsals is over. This time we are going live. On June 6, thanks to the sterling efforts of the world’s leading content providers, Internet access providers and home equipment manufacturers, there will be real IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) traffic on the global Internet. And unlike the test flight a year ago, it will be for more than just a day. Next week, the Internet world as we know it will change forever.
Complete info at NewEurope.

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.


Spamhaus Releases IPv6 Blocklists Strategy

The Spamhaus Project has released a document outlining Spamhaus’ strategy with respect to Spamhaus’ IP blocklists and their future in an IPv6 enabled world. Entitled “Spamhaus IPv6 Blocklists Strategy Statement”, the document focuses exclusively on IPv6 DNS-based blocklists and gives technical details of how Spamhaus plans to implement them.
Complete info at SpamHaus.

TeliaSonera International Carrier Supports World IPv6 Day, 8th June

TeliaSonera International Carrier, with other leading technology companies, is taking part and supporting the Internet Society’s World IPv6 Day on June 8, 2011. TeliaSonera International Carrier’s website will be IPv6 compatible. We are, as a parallel activity, working with our partners and customers to participate, promote and prioritize IPv6.

Complete info at CisionWire and TheSwedishWire.

ROBOBAK Announces Support for IPv6

ROBOBAK, a complete cloud based data protection solution for the Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) backup, announced today that ROBOBAK V10 fully supports IPv6 technology.
Complete info at Benzinga and PR Web.