Speakers from Oracle, Cisco, ARIN, Hurricane Electric, Secure64 and others are now confirmed for the TXv6Tf meeting July 17 & 18 at Rice University in Houston. Join us!
The Texas IPv6 Task Force has launched a project to report on adoption of IPv6 and DNSSEC by the County Governments of Texas. See http://maps.txv6tf.org for the report and contact your commissioner’s court if you see that your county is not supporting the via technologies!
Today is world IPv6 Launch Day.
The North American IPv6 Summit is happening April 10-11,2012 in Denver, Colorado. Stephan Lagerholm, TXv6TF board member, will be speaking at the conference on Wednesday at 11:15am as part of the Enterprise and IPAM track, one of three tracks scheduled. Registration is open.
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.
Both the European exchange points providing IPv6-specific traffic reports showed an increase in IPv6 traffic on World IPv6 Day. AMS-IX showed a a small increase (peaking at 2.9Gbs), but may not be statiscally significant. Based on looking at the year-to-date IPv6 traffic, it looks like the jump in IPv6 traffic started in February 2011 with an increase in peak usage from around 1.8Gbs to around 2.6Gbs. That roughly matches up with the time of the IANA IPv4 free pool exhaustion. DE-IX showed a marked increase in traffic appearing to at lease double its previous reports. It seems clear the community that used DE-IX was using the day to learn more about IPv6.
Ars Technical offers this summary.
Cisco Systems will be presenting a Webinar concerning World IPv6 Day on May 17, 2011 at 8am PT. Phil Remaker from Cisco will be presenting. Registration is required, but the webinar is free.
If you using D-Link or Apple, the answer is now, but others equipment builders (including Cisco’s Linksys) are still not there. Network World recently discussed the current state of affairs in a good article on the topic.