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.

A Short Bit of Post World IPv6 Day Analysis

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.

World IPv6 Day Eve! Cable Internet Users, Check It Out!

World IPv6 Day is coming on June 8th and there are a number of ways to be involved and watch what happens.

A good article on the event is provided by Ars Technica.

If you are a Comcast customer, Comcast is encouraging you to participate in World IPv6 day. Check out their special web site for more. For Time Warner Cable customers, there is a FAQ and a place for testing. For those of you that are Suddenlink customer, there is little information available. In a recent blog article was this comment.

Have a productive World IPv6 Day!

Light Reading’s IPv6: The Time Is Now!

Light Reading Live has their IPv6 2011: The Time is Now! conference in New York on July 14th, 2011. This is an IPv6 conference that focuses on enterprises, service providers, and content providers. This event will have many top-notch speakers because it is an IPv6 event that is conveniently located on the East-coast this year. If you register with the link in this posting before May 13, 2011, you will get a discount on the registration.

IPv6 Traffic moving from Tunnels to Native according to Arbor Networks Report

Arbor Networks released a study today that analyzes traffic collected from six ISPs. This report suggests that total IPv6 traffic remains between .1 and .2% of total Internet traffic. However, more of this traffic is now natively routed and not using tunnels. This indicates that infrastructure providers are moving away from tunnels and more end-users are able to get native connections from their providers. These are both positive trends as far as IPv6 deployment is concerned.

NTIA provides free IPv6 Readiness Tool

Earlier this month, NTIA released an IPv6 Readiness Tool (an Excel-based planning spreadsheet) that enterprises can use to assist them in determining IPv6 readiness. This free tool provides a checklist of important items and actions that an enterprise needs to consider in order to successfully deploy IPv6 into the company network.

Check http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/IPv6/index.html for the details.

Brocade offers NAT64 in software update to ServerIron ADX

Brocade has brought much-needed enhancements to the IPv6 capabilities available in ServerIron ADX series with software release version 12.3. The details are a bit unclear as this blog entry is being written since the Brocade website still seems to have collateral related to release 12.2. The You-Tube announcement does reference a standards-based NAT64, which should be an implementation of the soon to be published RFC currently called draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful, but there was no specific statement related to that.