‘IPv6 brokenness’ problem appears fixed

Facebook, Yahoo and others report decline in number of users having difficulty accessing dual-stack websites.
Complete info at NetworkWorld, ComputerWorld and CIO.

Yahoo, Facebook and Google to IETF: Where are the IPv6 users?

Meeting of Internet standards body indicates shift in IPv6 debate from content to carriers.
Complete info at NetworkWorld, CIO and ComputerWorld.

IPv6 Fragmentation

Bill Cerveny of Arbor Networks has a great post on IPv6 Fragmentation. It works a bit differently in IPv6 from IPv4 and it’s a very important difference. This is especially true when considering how to implement a security policy. Fragmentation is one of the few uses of IPv6 extension headers seen regularly in the wild today and must use Path-MTU to work effectively.

Erion IPv6 Training Schedule October 2011

Erion is pleased to announce that we are running several of our world-leading IPv6 training courses as public events in London UK during October 2011. These include our Implementing IPv6, Securing IPv6 and Introduction to IPv6 courses.

From the 4th to the 7th October we are running our flagship 4-day Implementing IPv6 course. Developed over 13 years, this course covers all aspects of IPv6 in comprehensive detail and is ideal for all technical staff wishing to learn more about IPv6. This course includes extensive practical hands-on exercises. We will be running the Linux, Cisco IOS and Windows versions of this course in parallel. You have the option to chose to carry out hands-on exercises on Linux, Cisco IOS or Windows.

From the 10th to the 12th October we are running our 3-day Securing IPv6 course. This course includes a detailed analysis of the security risks associated with the introduction and deployment of the IPv6 protocol and how you should secure your network for IPv6. This course also includes extensive hands-on practical exercises, where you are able to use a number of IPv6 vulnerability testing tools and implement a range of IPv6 security features.

On the 13th October we are running our 1-day Introduction to IPv6 which is a comprehensive technical overview of IPv6.

Erion is the world’s leading provider of IPv6 training. We have the largest portfolio of IPv6 training courses, suitable for all audiences, covering all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms. Erion’s courses are certfieid by the IPv6 Forum and are part of the Erion IPv6 Certified training programme. In addition to our public IPv6 training schedule, we also provide IPv6 training as on-site courses and we provide Erion Modular IPv6 Training which allows for a bespoke training programme to be created based on our hundreds of IPv6 training modules.For further information please contact us on +44 (0)1422 207000, [email protected] or through our web-site contact form.

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Texas IPv6 Task Force Summit

Join us for the 3rd Texas IPv6 Task Force Summit in Austin, TX on September 14-15 2011.

Registration is now open

If you are new to IPv6 then I suggest that you also sign up for the lab. Everything is provided for free. I hope to see you there.

Stephan Lagerholm, Director Txv6TF.

TXv6TF Fall Summit Agenda Taking Shape

The mid-September Fall TXv6TF Summit agenda is starting to take shape. Today, TXv6TF announced that there will be a 3-hour hands on lab at the end of the 2nd day of the summit (September 15, 2011). This lab requires no prior experience with IPv6 and will be consist of the following agenda:

  • Short lecture – IPv6 addressing
  • Lab 1 – Configure network device with IPv6 SLAAC address
  • Lab 2 – Configure network device with IPv6 static address
  • Lab 3 – Configure network device for basic IPv6 routing between VLANs
  • Lab 4 – Configure network device for OSPFv3

The lab will be lead by Jeff Carrell and is free, but advanced registration is required and seats are limited. Each participant must bring a laptop with any operating system that has VPN (PPTP) and telnet capability in order to participate in these labs.