Erion’s David Holder Speaks on IPv6 at 2010 Storage Developers Conference

David Holder is to speak at this year’s Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara. Erion has a long history of working to IPv6 enable networked storage solutions and in particular the Open Source Samba implementation of the CIFS/SMB protocols. This year, Dr Holder plans to give a presentation on how to IPv6 enabled storage applications. The full abstract is below.

IPv6 Enabling CIFS/SMB Applications

Today IPv6 is no longer the protocol of the future, it is being extensively deployed in production networks. The central pool of IPv4 addresses will be exhausted in 2010 to 2011. As a result, Governments and organisations world-wide have been mandating its use for a number of years. As a CIFS/SMB developer, the time has come where you can no longer ignore IPv6.

IPv6 is the default protocol in all major operating systems, including Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. CIFS and Active Directory have had support for IPv6 for a number of years.

This paper will address the key issues facing CIFS/SMB developers when migrating their applications to IPv6. It will provide a review of the status of IPv6 in Samba and Windows and describe how CIFS/SMB applications should be migrated to IPv6. This presentation will also include a brief IPv6 API and porting tutorial presenting the key things that developers need to know about IPv6 and the IPv6 socket API in order to effectively use IPv6 in their applications.

Dr David Holder is closely involved in the migration of Samba to IPv6. He has worked with IPv6 for well over a decade and is a regular speaker at global IPv6 conferences.

France ISP Free Implements Cisco Carrier-Grade IPv6 Solution

Cisco today announced that Free (Iliad Group), a leading broadband solutions operator in France, has deployed the Cisco(R) Carrier-Grade IPv6 Solution using Internet Protocol version 6 rapid deployment technology, also known as 6rd, allowing more than four million Free residential broadband customers to be a part of one of the world’s largest live IPv6-enabled residential Internet service deployments.
Complete info at MarketWatch, TradingMarkets and PR-USA.

How To Deploy IPv6 In Your Organisation

The Internet is running out of the current version of IP addresses. Maintain competitive advantage and save money by switching to IPv6 now.

Complete info at eWeekEurope.

The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

ARIN CEO John Curran and I talk about the IPv4 depletion and what you and your enterprise can do to prepare for the the IPv6 transition.

Complete info at ZDNet.

4ipnet’s IPv6 Readiness Allows For Seamless Transition From IPv4 to IPv6

4ipnet’sWHG Secure WLAN Controller and HSG Hotspot Gateway products have been certified for IPv6 Ready Logo Phase-2 by the IPv6 Forum.

Complete info at Wi-Fi Technology and PRLog.

TXv6TF Announces 2010 Summit

The Texas IPv6 Task Force announced today that it will be holding its 2010 Summit at Cisco System’s Campus in Richardson Texas. More details are available on TXv6TF’s 2010 Summit Home Page.