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Workshop IPv6@Gov – 23 & 24 January 2013 – European Commission, Brussels
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:19 AM
GEN6 The IPv6 Observatory, the GEN6 project and the European Commission are jointly organizing an IPv6@Gov Workshop dedicated to the policy dialogue on the IPv6 deployment in European Union Member States.

IPv6 is a cornerstone of the Future Internet. To ensure both business continuity of the European industry and society to get benefits from IPv6 added technologies, the European Commission (EC) requested that by 2010, 25% of the users should be able to connect to IPv6. This ambitious target has not been achieved and while IPv4 pool of addresses dried out in February 2011, the estimated and effective level of IPv6 deployment is still below 5%. Pointing out the emergency of the issue, the European Commission is continuing its support to IPv6 deployment through its digital agenda and calling the member states to foster IPv6 adoption.

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Innovative IPv6 Training Lab
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 10:28 AM
6DEPLOY LACNIC installs special equipment in Montevideo to train technicians around the region on the new Internet protocol.

In another effort to expand the use of the new Internet protocol within the region, LACNIC has installed in its office an IPv6 training lab within the framework of the 6DEPLOY-2 project, with equipment donated by Cisco Systems as part of the cooperation agreements of the project, sponsored by the European Commission.

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New IPv6 Book "IPv6 for All"
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 02, 2012 - 08:43 AM
6DEPLOY ISOC Argentina, in cooperation with the 6DEPLOY project, has released a new IPv6 Book "IPv6 for All: A Guide for IPv6 Usage and Application in Different Environments".

It is targeted to different types of readers, including end users, SOHO, enterprise, education and research networks, and ISPs. It also includes a section on how to deploy several IPv6 services.

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MINTIC and Renata organize the II Seminar for IPv6 Deployment Policies in Colombia
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 08:58 PM
6DEPLOY With the support of 6DEPLOY and other organizations, the Colombian Government has organized a seminar in Bogota, as part of the dissemination of the policies for the national adoption of IPv6.

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MINTEL & SENATEL, from the Ecuador Government, organize an IPv6 event
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 05, 2011 - 02:29 AM
6DEPLOY With the support of 6DEPLOY and other organizations, the Ecuador Government has organized a workshop in Quito, towards the official adoption of IPv6 in the country.

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Europe needs to move to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, December 04, 2011 - 12:51 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The Internet is doomed until European businesses and organisations begin to move towards IPv6, according to Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda.

"We are starting to see very close ahead of us the consequences if we don't make the switch to IPv6," she warned, presumably to a very receptive audience.

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IPv6 Deployment in European Public Authorities
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 01:40 AM
6DEPLOY On 28th of October, the 6DEPLOY-2 project, in cooperation with the European Commission, during the Future Internet Week, in Poznan (Poland), is organizing a workshop under the topic "IPv6 Deployment in European Public Authorities".

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Hungary Opens First IPv6 Education Lab at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Using Cisco Technology
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 01:06 AM
6DEPLOY Cisco and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) announced the first laboratory for training and research in the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Hungary.

Located at the Department of Telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, the lab is an integral part of an international network of IPv6 training and research facilities and is connected to some 20 similar centers around the globe. Cisco donated the lab’s networking and communications equipment.

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6DEPLOY and the Spanish Government announce free IPv6 trainings across the country
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 29, 2011 - 04:16 AM
6DEPLOY Next 13th September, a series of 20 theoretical and hands-on IPv6 training sessions (in Spanish only) will start in Madrid, as part of the Spanish Government transition plan to the new Internet Protocol, signed by the Council of Ministers last 29th April.

This will be followed by sessions in Barcelona, Valencia, León, Zaragoza, Santander, Bilbao, Logroño, Pamplona, Mérida, Ceuta, Murcia, Seville, Málaga, Las Palmas, Toledo, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela and Oviedo.

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New IPv6 video from Spanish Goverment
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 01, 2011 - 07:47 AM
6DEPLOY As part of the Spanish IPv6 transition plan, a video introducing IPv6 and the plan itself, has been released.

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Spanish Ministry of the Presidency Order PRE/1761/2011, regarding IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 18, 2011 - 08:56 AM
6DEPLOY Publication of the Spanish Council of Ministers Agreement of 29th of April 2011, which approves the Development Plan form the Deployment of the IPv6 Protocol in Spain.

A short interview video about IPv6 has also been produced as part of this plan.

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Global IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey 2011
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 10:27 AM
IPv6 Cluster news We are conducting the Global IPv6 Deployment survey 2011 between 1/07/2011 - 31/07/2011. This survey is designed by GNKS Consult in collaboration with TNO and RIPE NCC, based on a design originally by ARIN/CAIDA in 2008, and has been carried out in 2009 with the support of RIPE NCC and APNIC, and globally, with support from RIPE NCC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and AfriNIC, in 2010.

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Spanish Government approves National IPv6 Transition Plan
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 11:51 AM
6DEPLOY On Friday 29th April 2011, the Spanish Council of Ministers has approved the Master Plan for the National transition to IPv6, with the cooperation of all the public administrations.

The Plan includes 10 points covering all the aspects required for the public administrations to tackle the IPv4 exhaustion problem with a firm commitment for the deployment of IPv6, including eGovernment services, and the cooperation with private organisations in order to make sure that IPv6 is deployed in every network in the country.

In the next months a free training program will be provided in the 20 major Spanish cities.

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Slovakia Gets Ready for IPv6 with Help from Cisco
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 07:16 PM
6DEPLOY Cisco and the Technical University of Kosice announced the opening of the first laboratory for training and research in Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Slovakia. Cisco donated the lab’s networking and communications equipment.

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Address allocation kicks off IPv4 endgame
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 08:33 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has assigned two large blocks of IPv4 addresses to the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre, activating a rule under which the agency will give out the last of its IPv4 addresses.

The rule states that when only five large blocks of IP addresses remain, one will be handed out to each of the world's five regional Internet registries. With the latest allocation to APNIC, the number of remaining IP address blocks is down to five.

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Major Websites Commit to 24-Hour Test Flight for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 01:05 AM
IPv6 News Facebook, Google and Yahoo, websites with more than one billion combined visits each day, are joining major content delivery networks Akamai and Limelight Networks, and the Internet Society, for the first global-scale trial of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6.

On June 8, 2011, dubbed “World IPv6 Day,” participants will enable IPv6 on their main services for 24 hours.

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Workshop on skills for IPv6, Ghent, Belgium
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 08:22 PM
IPv6 Cluster news A workshop on skills for IPv6 will be held on 13 December 2010 in Ghent, Belgium.

Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a version of the internet protocol that is designed to replace the current Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4). The reason for this is that the range of addresses used on the internet is nearly exhausted.

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Remaining IPv4 Address Space Drops Below 5%
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 10:14 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The Number Resource Organization (NRO) announced today that less than five percent of the world's IPv4 addresses remain unallocated. APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific region, has been assigned two blocks of IPv4 addresses by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

This latest allocation means that the IPv4 free pool dipped below 10% in January, just nine months ago. Since then, over 200 million IPv4 addresses have been allocated from IANA to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

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The IPv6 Forum Launches the IPv6 Education Certification Logo Program
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 10:06 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The IPv6 Forum Ready Logo Program Committee releases a new program: the IPv6 Education Certification Logo Program.

This program defines and certifies courses, engineers and trainers with Silver & Gold Logo levels and requires IPv6 implementation on the web site of the education program.

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IPv6 Cluster meeting: IPv6 Smart Buildings
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 10:20 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The IPv6 Cluster, managed by the 6DEPLOY project, organizes a complete day event in Brussels, next 7th July.

The event main focus is the usage of IPv6 in Smart Buildings.

Registration is required, as only 70 seats are available.

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IPv4 addresses: Less than 10pc still available
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 05:11 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The shortage of IPv4 addresses has reached a critical stage, according to the registries that allocate internet numbers around the world.

The Number Resource Organization (NRO), which represents the registries, said on Tuesday that less than 10 percent of all IPv4 addresses remain available, threatening the future network operations of all businesses and organisations unless ISPs and businesses step up their migration to IPv6.

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Georgia Gets Ready for IPv6 With Help From Cisco
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 06:14 PM
6DEPLOY New IPv6 Lab Is Part of International Network of Training Facilities.

Cisco and the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association (GRENA) today announced the opening of the first laboratory for training and research in Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in the Caucasus region. Cisco donated the lab's networking and communications equipment.

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New IPv6 Book: "IPv6 for All"
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 02:38 PM
6DEPLOY ISOC Argentina, in cooperation with the 6DEPLOY project, has released a new IPv6 Book "IPv6 for All: Usage and Application Guide for different environments".

It is targeted to different types of readers, including end users, SOHO, enterprise, education and research networks, and ISPs. It also includes a section on how to deploy several IPv6 services.

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EMEA Slow To Adopt IPv6 Thus Hampering Internet Development Reveals New Survey From European Commission
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 03:58 PM
IPv6 Cluster news A survey commissioned by the European Commission (EC) and conducted by TNO and GNKS Consult in cooperation with the RIPE NCC, a not-for-profit organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet, reveals that organisations in Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia have been slow to adopt IPv6, the next-generation of Internet addressing protocol.

This is jeopardising Internet growth and socio-economic development in these regions.

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ENISA -1st EU Agency to deliver its web content over IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, October 16, 2009 - 11:11 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The EU Agency ENISA [i.e. the European Network and Information Security Agency] now delivers its web site content over the new Internet protocol IPv6. With this action, ENISA is the first EU Agency to implement the European Commission IPv6 Action Plan.

All computer and electronic devices that connect to the web and other online services uses Internet Protocol Addresses. The current Internet Protocol, IPv4, provides a limited number of such addresses. According to estimates will be exhausted by 2011. The new Internet Protocol, IPv6, allows every citizen and organization to have as many Internet Addresses as they need to connect every conceivable device to the Internet: mobile phones, car navigation systems, home appliances, industrial equipment, etc.

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6DEPLOY release E-Learning packages
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 09:22 AM
6DEPLOY 6DEPLOY has released an IPv6 E-Learning package. It is a complete IPv6 course with English speech. A version with subtitles in Portuguese is also available.

There is also a short "5 minutes" introduction to IPv6 "What is IPv6?", available only in English.

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U.S. loses IPv6 leader
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 11:36 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The United States has lost one of its most ardent proponents of IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol, with the death of Jim Bound earlier this week.

Bound was a Senior Fellow with HP, Chair of the North American IPv6 Task Force and CTO of the IPv6 Forum.

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Time to Deploy IPv6 - Governments Urged To Lead Progression Towards European Targets
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:48 AM
IPv6 Cluster news Advisor to the European Commission, Detlef Eckert, to stress the need to deploy the new Internet protocol now and highlights importance of public sector leadership at RIPE NCC Roundtable meeting for governments and regulators.

Detlef Eckert, senior advisor in the Directorate General Information Society and Media of the European Commission (EC), is today emphasising the crucial role of EU governments in leading the way to IPv6 migration, at a roundtable meeting for governments and regulators, hosted by the RIPE NCC.

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NRO: IPv6 Growth Increases 300 Per cent in Two Years
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, December 07, 2008 - 11:47 AM
IPv6 News Internet Governance Forum, Hyderabad, India, 3rd December 2008 - The Number Resource Organization (NRO), which is made up of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), announces today that the rate of new entrants into the IPv6 routing system has increased by approximately 300 percent over the past two years.

This growth has been helped by the active promotion of IPv6 by the five RIRs and their communities; and developing economies, such as India, are playing an increasingly important role in generating demand for global IPv6 deployment.

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Collaboration, training mark AfricaNIC conference
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, December 07, 2008 - 11:26 AM
6DEPLOY The Africa Network Information Center's 9th Open Policy Meeting (AfriNIC-9), held last week in Mauritius, saw the launch of international collaboration and IT training initiatives to benefit African techies.

Presenting research at the meeting, Japanese and South Korean professors announced a joint online collaboration and exchange program on Internet research between African and Asian technology experts.

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6DEPLOY and other IST projects to exhibit at the IST2008
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 01:49 AM
6DEPLOY Have a walk through the aisles of the ICT208 International Village and stop at the booth of the Global e-Infrastructure (Booth Number D 05)! You can meet representatives of 13 major e-Infrastructure projects and discover more about their state-of-the-art developments and global outreach.

Get to know how e-Infrastructures can open new frontiers for your business and research activities by allowing you to merge global resources and knowledge. Our Global e-Infrastructure team will be happy to answer all your questions and feed your curiosity.

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OECD member states throw their weight behind IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 05:27 PM
IPv6TF-SC Representatives of 42 member states in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a declaration in which they expressed their support for the next-generation internet protocol.

At its Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy, held in Seoul, Korea, on Wednesday, the organisation said the switch to the new version of IP was necessary to connect billions of people to the internet. IPv4 addresses are quickly running out, so the signatories want to have the new version of the internet protocol, IPv6, adopted quickly. In one of the items in the declaration that is more political than technical, they call on governments and private companies that use a large number of IPv4 addresses to lead the switch over.

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Kenya Hosts EU/AfriNIC Training on IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 08:22 AM
6DEPLOY More than 100 technical experts from English-speaking countries in Africa have gathered in Nairobi for IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) training. The training is geared toward improving the capacity of IT managers in Africa in deployment of IPv6 networks.

Kenya will embark on a plan to deploy IPv6 mainly through the national Network Operations Center (NOC) that is currently being setup, said Information and Communication Minister Samuel Poghisio in his keynote address. He added that NOC will support ongoing initiatives to encourage IPv6 deployment.

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An unlimited source of Internet addresses to be on stream in Europe by 2010
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 11:01 PM
IPv6TF-SC Increasing demand for Internet based services means that there would not be enough addresses to support this expected growth, if no action is taken. Encouraging internet users and providers to adopt the latest Internet Protocol (IP version 6 or IPv6) will provide a massive increase in address space, much in the same way as telephone numbers were lengthened in the 20th century.

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Action Plan for the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Europe
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 04:55 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Commission or the European Communities has released a Communication to the European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, regarding the advancement of Internet.

The objective of the Action Plan is the support of the widespread introduction of the next version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6).

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EU Calls for Mass Migration to IPv6 by 2010
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 04:40 PM
IPv6TF-SC The European Commission has set a target of getting at least a quarter of EU industry, public authorities and households to switch to IPv6 internet addressing by 2010. A recent report from the OECD had warned that the shortage of older IPv4 internet addressing threatened the rise of mobile internet services.

"This is very much a case of a stitch in time saves nine", said Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media. "In the short term, businesses and public authorities might be tempted to try to squeeze their needs into the strait jacket of the old system, but this would mean Europe is badly placed to take advantage of the latest internet technology, and could face a crisis when the old system runs out of addresses."

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Gov'ts must intervene to end IP address shortage, says OECD
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 08:13 AM
IPv6TF-SC Businesses alone are not doing enough to avert an impending shortage of Internet Protocol addresses, and governments must work with them to secure the future of the Internet economy, according to a report published Thursday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The number of IP addresses, needed for Web sites, servers and PCs to communicate with one another over the Internet, is limited, and almost 85 percent of addresses are now in use. At the current rate of growth, the pool of available addresses will be exhausted by 2011.

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EU Commission promotes IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 12:35 PM
IPv6 Cluster news Twenty-five per cent of all European users should have the opportunity to use IPv6 by the end of 2010, and should be able to access most of their normal services and content with it.

The EU Commission will set this goal in a statement, to be published at the end of May, on the new internet protocol and progress in the net.

Detlef Eckert of the General Directorate for Information Society and Media presented the key points of the statement and a related action plan at the RIPE meeting in Berlin.

The Commission is joining organisations like the Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE) in calling for rapid action in the face of dwindling reserves of IP addresses.

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European IPv6 Day - 30 May 2008
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 11:43 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The Information Society and Media Directorate General of the European Commission is pleased to invite you to the "European IPv6 Day" that will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on the 30th of May of 2008 at the Robert Schuman room inside the Berlaymont building. The event will see the launch of the Communication "Advancing the Internet action plan for the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Europe".

The main goal of the Communication is to promote IPv6 adoption through a wide range of actions encouraging public administration, users and industrial stakeholders to take decisive steps to accelerate the implementation of IPv6, so as to ensure Europe's readiness to face the expected depletion of the IPv4 addresses. Moreover, the prompt and efficient adoption of IPv6 offers Europe significant opportunities to boost innovation and develop a leading role in advancing the Internet.

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IETF Examines Future of the Internet by Going IPv6 Native
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 12:43 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) put a spotlight on the next generation of Internet addressing when it switched off attendees’ access to IPv4 during its meeting this week. For an hour, Internet engineers at the meeting could only access the Internet using an IPv6 network.

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IPv6 roots planted on the net
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 11:37 PM
IPv6 News Monday marks a red-letter day for the internet, with the introduction of services that allow IPv6-based IP addresses to translated into domain names and vice versa.

The change comes as net governance organisation IANA adds AAAA records for the IPv6 addresses of six of the 13 root name servers, making it possible for two internet hosts to find each other without using the old IPv4 protocol.

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Enable project releases Mobility publication
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 10:24 AM
ENABLE The EC co-funded Enable project has released a book covering several aspects for the efficient and operational deployment of mobility in large heterogeneous IP networks.

The publication "Enabling efficient and operational mobility in large heterogeneous IP networks" includes a brief presentation of the project and some of the technical achievements, contributions to standardization work, and several selected papers related to the project work.

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IPv6 is go for launch
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 09:50 AM
IPv6 News Today, the 4th of February 2008, is going to be an important milestone in the history of the Internet. IANA’s General Operations Manager - Barbara Roseman - made an announcement at the end of last year that there was going to be a major change in the DNS system that would allow the deployment of IPv6 on the Internet to begin in earnest.

The change involves adding IPv6 address glue to a handful of the root DNS servers on the Internet and this is critical to allowing IPv6 only devices to be able to function properly in the future.

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The web weans itself off the US
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 09:12 PM
IPv6TF-SC The body which oversees the internet may become independent from the US Government for the first time, paving the way for one of the world's most important resources to be run by the private sector.

ICANN has written to the US Government asking to be released from an agreement under which it it answerable to the US Department of Commerce, which began delegating the responsibility for running the internet ten years ago.

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RiNG "Routing in Next Generation" Workshop will be available with audio/video streaming
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 10:46 AM
RiNG The RiNG project has announced that the "Routing in Next Generation" workshop will be distributed on-line with both, IPv4 and IPv6. Videos will also be available on-line after the workshop.

The information about the streaming will be published in the workshop web page a few minutes before the start of the event.

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Internet Society CEO sets her sights on next billion 'Net users
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 06:00 PM
IPv6 News The Internet has 1.3 billion users, but that’s not enough for Lynn St. Amour. As CEO of the Internet Society, she is expanding the nonprofit group, which promotes development of the Internet globally. St. Amour doubled the group’s staff in 2007 and beefed up its outreach activities in Africa, South America and Asia in her bid to add another billion Internet users worldwide.

National Correspondent Carolyn Duffy Marsan sat down with St. Amour this week at a meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force, an ISOC-funded standards group.

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Final agenda for Routing in Next Generation workshop announced
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 10:29 AM
RiNG The final agenda for the Routing in Next Generation workshop has been annouced.

This is a free event regarding next generation routing, organized in Madrid next 13-14 of December.

The agenda is available at the RiNG project web page.

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RiNG announces draft agenda for Routing in Next Generation workshop
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 19, 2007 - 08:19 AM
RiNG As part of its activities, RiNG is hosting an open routing workshop in Madrid, Spain.

The draft agenda has been posted and is available at the RiNG web page.

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Warning over net address limits
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 06:34 PM
IPv6 News Internet Service Providers urgently need to roll out the next generation of net addresses for online devices, internet pioneer Vint Cerf has said.

Every device that goes online is allocated a unique IP address but the pool of numbers is finite and due to run out around 2010.

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RIPE Community Resolution on IPv4 Depletion and Deployment of IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 10:58 AM
IPv6TF-SC During RIPE 55 in Amsterdam, the RIPE community agreed to issue the following statement on IPv4 depletion and the deployment of IPv6.

"Growth and innovation on the Internet depends on the continued availability of IP address space. The remaining pool of unallocated IPv4 address space is likely to be fully allocated within two to four years. IPv6 provides the necessary address space for future growth. We therefore need to facilitate the wider deployment of IPv6 addresses.

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Internet forum urges update to new Internet protocol by 2010
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 10:11 PM
IPv6TF-SC Companies face a 2010 deadline to upgrade their servers to a new Internet Protocol version as the global inventory of unassigned addresses reaches its limit, said Latif Ladid, president of the IPv6 Forum.

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Routing in Next Generation Workshop
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 05:53 PM
RiNG The RiNG (Routing in Next Generation networks) project supports the coordination, study and analysis of Internet routing protocols, with a particular focus on either new approaches to routing or changes to existing routing protocols that may support future Internet growth.

As part of its activities, RiNG is hosting an open routing workshop in Madrid, Spain. The event is principally aimed at PhD students working in the area of Internet routing architecture and protocols, but is open to submissions and presentations from any interested researchers. The aim of the workshop is to allow young researchers to present their work in a formal yet friendly environment to their peers and a selection of academic and industry experts from the routing research community. We also expect two keynote speakers to take part in the event.

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ICANN Boss: CIOs must plan IPv6 move now
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 08:55 PM
IPv6 News CIOs must pay more attention to IPv6 migration, as the work required to make the move is more complex than is apparent and will required input from across a business and its stakeholders, Dr. Paul Twomey, CEO and president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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ICANN Boss: Government should lead IPv6 push
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 08:54 PM
IPv6 News Government agencies should make migration to IPv6 a priority, according to Dr. Paul Twomey, CEO and president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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New Portal of the Transition to IPv6 of Latin America and Caribbean
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 20, 2007 - 05:50 PM
IPv6TF-SC As part of the LACNIC campaign for the promotion, adoption and the transition to IPv6 protocol of the Latin American and Caribbean networks generated by the imminent depletion of the IPv4 addresses, LACNIC launches and make available to the Internet community a new information space.

This portal is constituted as an information centre with the objective of providing the necessary tools, updated information, experiences, presentations and all kind of data that contribute to the transition and adaptation of the new protocol IPv6 for our region.

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AfriNIC position on the future of IP number resources
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, August 04, 2007 - 10:05 AM
IPv6TF-SC After considering the situation of the IPv4 central pool exhaustion and the analysis paper published by AfriNIC staff in April 2007, The AfriNIC Board approved in its last meeting an action plan for the staff to intensify its awareness campaign on the issue and advise network operators in the region to make their network infrastructure IPv6 ready as soon as possible.

Resolution [#200707.01]: "Noting the imminent exhaustion of the IPv4 address central pool, the AfriNIC Board resolves that efforts to draw the public's attention to the problem and potential solutions such as IPv6 be intensified, and instructs the staff to take appropriate action in this regard". In line with this resolution, the following document has been sent to our members.

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Commission consults public on tougher ICT-trade strategy
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 09:25 AM
IPv6 News With a public consultation open until September, the Commission seeks to capture stakeholder views on market access and on regulatory issues, in order to boost the international standing of the European ICT industry.

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NSF proposes next-generation Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 10:31 AM
IPv6 News The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has proposed a next-generation Internet with built-in security and functionality that connects all kinds of devices, with researchers challenging the government agency to look at the Internet as a "clean slate."

The NSF's Global Environment for Networking Investigations, or GENI, initiative would include a research grant program and an experimental facility to test new Internet technologies, but the project is not yet funded, said NSF spokesman Richard "Randy" Vines. "It's an idea under consideration," he said.

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Agencies, start your protocols!
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 02:30 PM
IPv6 News By this time next year, all federal agencies must have their networks running Version 6 of the Internet Protocol. Some will meet the deadline, some won’t.

The CIO Council’s IPv6 working group has established three criteria for successfully meeting the mandate to enable the next generation of IP on agency network backbones.

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ICANN Board Resolution on the Deployment of IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 01:09 AM
IPv6TF-SC Whereas, the unallocated pool of IPv4 address space held by IANA and the Regional Internet Registries is projected to be fully distributed within a few years;

Whereas, the future growth of the Internet therefore increasingly depends on the availability and timely deployment of IPv6;

Whereas, the ICANN Board and community agree with the call to action from the Address Supporting Organization and the Number Resource Organization, Regional Internet Registries, the Government Advisory Committee, and others, to participate in raising awareness of this situation and promoting solutions;

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LACNIC announces the imminent depletion of the IPv4 addresses
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 03:48 PM
IPv6TF-SC It is estimated that in three years time the addresses available for connecting to the Internet under the current protocol will be depleted. Faced with this situation, LACNIC is taking measures for supporting and promoting the adoption of IP version 6 within the region.

As a response to the forecasts prepared by several investigators indicating that by the year 2011 the central pool of version 4 (IPv4) Internet addresses could be completely depleted, LACNIC announces it is launching a regional campaign so that all the region’s networks will be adapted to the new version 6 of the protocol (IPv6) before January 1st, 2011.

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The Choice: IPv4 Exhaustion or Transition to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 15, 2007 - 01:26 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The exhaustion of the remaining pool of unallocated IPv4 addresses is approaching within the next few years and this may create some problems for the Internet, unless we make some smart choices. These decisions need to be planned well in advance if we want to ensure that the changes are as trouble-free, painless and inexpensive as possible.

This paper analyze the situation and classifies the potential mitigations for the IPv4 exhaustion problem into two basic categories: Temporary and Permanent mitigations.

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Workshop on IPv6 Mobility Testbeds
Posted by: jpkorva on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 05:10 PM
ANEMONE As part of IST Mobile Summit 2007, the IST-ANEMONE project is organising a workshop disseminating the features and access policies of an open IPv6 mobility testbed that is being opened to the public.

In addition, the workshop presents ideas for using the tesbed for R&D on some potential application areas, including intelligent transportation systems (ITS), multimedia services and testing.

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Second ACM International Workshop on Mobility
Posted by: madsix on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:34 AM
ENABLE The 2nd ACM International Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture (MobiArch'07), sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, in-cooperation with ACM SIGMOBILE and supported by the IST ENABLE project, will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGCOMM 2007 Conference in Kyoto, Japan, August 27, 2007.

Following the success of MobiArch'06, the new MobiArch'07 workshop will be a single-track one-day workshop. The program is planned to present and discuss all the accepted papers. It also includes a keynote address and a panel session with world-renowned researchers discussing state-of-the-art technologies and hot topics in mobility in the evolving Internet architecture. The proceedings will be published by the ACM and ACM digital library.

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Research and Deployment Possibilities based on MIPv6 Workshop
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 09:48 AM
ENABLE Budapest, July 5th, 2007. A one-day workshop is being organized by the IST ENABLE project, in collaboration with the Daidalos project. The goal is to provide researchers, engineers and IT managers with a concentrated day on the state of the art technologies on mobility along with their security and applicability aspects.

The workshop will present to the participants a comprehensive knowledge of mobility technologies and their respective benefits, and inform them about technologies developed within EU projects. It will focus in particular on the recent developments and open issues of mobile networking, its evolution to B3G/4G and advanced mobile network services.

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The Internet is Running Out of Addresses
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 04:22 PM
IPv6 News Day by day, the Internet keeps growing—but the day will come when it will hit a wall and can’t grow any more.

Unless, that is, we abandon something called IPv4 in favor of something called IPv6. But, so far, the issue has not generated much excitement.

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The IPv6 Portal Becomes Multilingual
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 11:34 PM
IPv6 Cluster news In order to support user’s demands, The IPv6 Portal, the major source of IPv6 information and the only truly independent IPv6-related news aggregator has been enabled with multilingual support.

Registered users can now select their default language to display the news that are translated to their preferred language, as well as participate in the translation of any news item to any language so other users can take advantage of it.

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IPv4 Addresses Expected To Run Out In 2010
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 09:03 PM
IPv6 News Once again, the alarm bells are going off that the number of TCP-IP addresses available on the Internet are running low. This time, there are specific dates for when the addresses are predicted to run out.

The IPv4 Address Report lists two possible dates for when the number of IPv4 dates will run out: April 17, 2010 or December 2, 2010, depending on the source.

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The Impending Internet Address Shortage
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 04:37 AM
IPv6 News Sometime in the next 6 years, the Internet will run out of space. Expediting the migration to IPv6 is the solution to the impending crisis, says ARIN.

The coming shortage of Internet Protocol addresses on Monday prompted the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) to call for a faster migration to the new Internet Protocol, IPv6.

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ARIN Board Advises Internet Community on Migration to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 04:05 AM
IPv6TF-SC On 7 May 2007, the ARIN Board of Trustees passed a resolution advising the Internet technical community that migration to a new version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6, will be necessary to allow continued growth of the Internet.

Internet Protocol defines how computers communicate over a network. IP version 4 (IPv4), the currently prevalent version, contains just over four billion unique IP addresses, which is not enough to last indefinitely. IPv6 is a replacement for IPv4, offering far more IP addresses and enhanced security features. To date, ARIN has performed technical coordination of both versions and has not advocated one over the other.

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Transition Leader
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 08:59 PM
IPv6 News Peter Tseronis, director of network services at the Education Department, is acutely aware of the Office of Management and Budget’s order for agencies to transition to the new IPv6 networking protocols.

“We’re down to a year and two months to the OMB deadline,” he said recently. But Tseronis, who is overseeing Education’s transition, sees that mandate as an opportunity rather than a chore. And his efforts aren’t limited to Education.

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Four agencies' e-gov scores drop
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:28 AM
IPv6 News Four agencies saw their e-government scores on the President’s Management Agenda score card drop to red after having problems with their enterprise architectures.

“Agencies were assessed based on their use of the enterprise architectures to maximize efficiency of cross-agency initiatives, implement IPv6, realize efficiencies and improve program performance,” Johnson said.

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Agencies activate IWN plan
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 10:55 AM
IPv6 News Three arms of federal law enforcement are planning, at last, to catch up with Dick Tracy. The Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury departments, each with multiple law enforcement wireless systems, have launched a 15-year, standards-based project to build a nationwide interoperable federal law enforcement network.

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Researchers break Internet speed records
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 03:03 PM
IPv6 Cluster news A group of researchers led by the University of Tokyo has broken Internet speed records—twice in two days. Operators of the high-speed Internet2 network announced Tuesday that the researchers on Dec. 30 sent data at 7.67 gigabits per second, using standard communications protocols.

The next day, using modified protocols, the team broke the record again by sending data over the same 20,000-mile path at 9.08 Gbps.

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Call for Papers: Research and Deployment Possibilities based on MIPv6
Posted by: madsix on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 11:43 AM
ENABLE This workshop is being organized by the ENABLE project in collaboration Daidalos.

The goal is to provide researchers, engineers and IT managers with a concentrated day on the state of the art technologies on mobility along with their security and applicability aspects.

The workshop will provide to the participants a comprehensive knowledge of mobility technologies and their respective benefits. It will focus in particular on the recent developments and open issues of mobile networking, its evolution to beyond 3G/4G and advanced mobile network services.

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Biggest threat to Internet could be a massive virtual blackout
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 09:40 AM
IPv6 News The most serious threat to the Internet infrastructure in the 21st century is a massive virtual blackout known as a "distributed denial of service attack," an outspoken board member for the group that administers Internet addresses said Thursday at a Hudson Institute briefing.

This type of high-tech ambush, which occurs when multiple compromised systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted server to make Web pages unavailable, could be devastating for global online communication, said Susan Crawford of the Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers.

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IPv6: Don’t get left on the platform
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 08:15 PM
IPv6 News Agencies may face brain drain if they delay transition.

Federal agencies that dawdle during the IPv6 transition risk losing tech-savvy system administrators who will defect to organizations with fresher technology, advocates for the Web upgrade say.

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Accommodating IPv6 Address RRs for the Root of the Domain Name System
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 10:06 PM
IPv6TF-SC ICANN SSAC and RRSAC recommend that type AAAA records for all root name servers so addressed should be included in the root hints and root zone files and that they be returned in priming responses from root name servers as soon as practically possible.

The committees jointly conclude that the most expedient way to proceed is for ICANN, IANA and the root name server operators to coordinate a phased deployment.

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ICANN's 28th International Meeting Opens in Lisbon, Portugal
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 12:23 PM
IPv6 Cluster news ICANN's 28th International meeting opened yesterday in Lisbon, Portugal. It will see important developments in the organization's mission of global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers. Attendees and on-line participants will take part in more than 30 sessions and workshops. It constitutes an essential part of ICANN's global consensus-development and outreach efforts.

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ASO Candidates for ICANN Board Announced: Call for comments on nominees to ICANN Board
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 05:35 PM
IPv6 News Following a public nomination period, the ASO Address Council (ASO AC) selected the final set of candidates to fill the ASO seat on the ICANN Board currently held by Raimundo Beca, whose term expires in June 2007. The candidates are:
  • Al-Din J. Kadhem Al-Radhi
  • Smain Aouissi
  • Raimundo Beca
  • Vikram Gupta
  • Jordi Palet Martinez
  • Remco Van Mook
  • Shahmeet Singh
  • Kuo-Wei Wu


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Ministry Of Energy, Water & Communications To Adopt IPv6 By April
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 02:58 PM
IPv6TF-SC Malaysia is scheduled to migrate to the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) by next month, with the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications taking the lead to adopt the technology.

Director of National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAV6), Universiti Sains Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Sureswaran Ramadas said the IPv6 network would place Malaysia in a position of strength in terms of the new Internet technology.

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Worldwide Interoperability on VoIP using IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 05:23 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Forum, along with Viagenie, Stealth Communications and CounterPath Solutions, today announced that a series of successful VoIP calls over IPv6 has been carried out, marking an important advancement in worldwide interoperability among VoIP technologies using IPv6.

The VoIP calls, connecting Viagenie in Canada and Consulintel in Spain, were conducted using the CounterPath eyeBeam softphone through the IPv6 version of Asterisk, ported by Viagenie, a consulting and R&D firm in advanced IP networking. The Asterisk-IPv6 server was located on Stealth Communications' Voice Peering Fabric (VPF) network.

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NSA ponies up to secure IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 07:26 AM
IPv6 News The National Security Agency, known to provide incentives for development or testing of security products, is spending upward of $30 million to ensure IP Version 6 is secure enough to be used on classified networks.

And that is only half the amount that will go into developing High-Assurance IP Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE IS) Version 3 software to, among other things, protect IPv6 traffic.

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Internet is beyond political control: Cerf
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 02:18 AM
IPv6 News Bangalore: The man widely recognised as the `Father of the Internet' — he presided over its birth and co-wrote the protocol that underpins it — thinks the "baby" has grown too big for anyone to play nurse.

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Ask not what you can do for IPv6, but rather what IPv6 can do for you
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 02:15 AM
IPv6 News The Federal CIO Council has come up with some useful definitions to help take some of the guesswork out of the mandate to move agency backbones to IPv6 by next year.

The Office of Management and Budget in 2005 directed agencies to make the move to the next generation of Internet Protocols, setting a deadline of July 2008 for making core networks IPv6 compatible. But OMB did not explain exactly what it meant. In self-defense, the CIO Council’s IPv6 Working Group defined the scope of the transition to provide agencies with a manageable task, said John W. McManus, deputy CIO at the Commerce Department and co-chairman of the working group.

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Testing Recursive Name Servers for IPv6 and EDNS0 Support
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 12:08 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) are jointly studying the topic of adding type AAAA resource records for the IPv6 addresses of the root name servers to the "root hints file" and the DNS root zone.

The SSAC and RSSAC committees encourage you to share your test results with the community.

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The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), to finish IPv6 conversion for public institutions by 2010
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 03:13 AM
IPv6 News The Ministry of Information and Communication will expand broadband convergence network (BcN) and actively distribute RFID/USN and IPv6.

The MIC decides to form the IPv6 distribution promotion committee to expand IPv6 distribution and finish IPv6 conversion of public institutions by 2010 through an active support for the introduction of IPv6 for government’s public institutions.

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DOD to allocate its IPv6 addresses
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 08:24 PM
IPv6 News The Defense Department has acquired a block of 247 billion IP Version 6 addresses, about equal to 25 percent of the entire IPv4 address space.

Only a tiny percentage of those addresses will be used, however. As with the North American Numbering Plan for telephone numbers, DOD officials said addresses will be assigned to networks in a hierarchical model that will leave many untouched.

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NIST sends IPv6 profile out for comment
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 08:47 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IP Version 6 standards for testing and profiling that exist in the Defense Department and in industry fall short of the needs of the civilian federal agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology found in a draft special publication sent to the CIO Council yesterday for comment.

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Lack of space may force world wide web to implode
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 09:27 PM
IPv6 News Massive demands being placed on the internet could soon see the network run out of web addresses, technology experts said yesterday.

Although Internet Protocol 4 (IP4), which allows the network to operate, has scope for 4.3 billion web addresses, that was not sufficient to meet demand, said Vinton Cerf, the chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which governs the net.

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NIST IPv6 profile to detail federal requirements
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 08:39 PM
IPv6 News The National Institute of Standards and Technology will release the federal government’s Internet Protocol version 6 profile by the end of the month to help agencies and vendors understand the government’s technical requirements.

Peter Tseronis, the Education Department’s director of network services and co-chairman of the IPv6 working group, yesterday said the NIST profile will be out for public comment for about a month and then NIST will issue the first version of the profile.

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Korea Increases IPv6 Address Number to 10 Million by 2010
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 09:12 PM
IPv6 News The Ministry of Information and Communication is set to increase the number of IPv6 addresses, the next generation Internet Protocol, to 10 million by 2010. To that end, it plans to encourage IMv6 registration by improving the related system, developing business models and disseminating information.

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It's not your father's telephone operator
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 02:52 PM
IPv6 News FCW’s neverending stories: Telecommunications issues have been an ongoing subject during the past 20 years.

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Testing Firewalls for IPv6 and EDNS0 Support
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 08:45 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory (SSAC) are jointly studying the topic of including the IPv6 addresses at the root level of the DNS. This involves two related actions on the parts of the IANA and the DNS Root Server Operators.

The SSAC and RSSAC committees encourage you to share your test results with the community.

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IP Addresses on Endangered List
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 10:37 PM
IPv6 News Since 1994, the Internet Engineering Task Force has been warning of a shortage of IP addresses. Fortunately, the Task Force came up with a solution, known as Internet Protocol Version 6, or IPv6. Unfortunately, U.S. organizations have been very slow to transition to the new technology.

However, Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system may help change that.

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IPv6 Portal Search Bar Plug-In
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 12:26 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The IPv6 Portal released a search bar plug-in, available for both Firefox and Internet Explorer 7.

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Agents of misfortune
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 09:18 PM
IPv6 News Old and new issues loom large as IPv6 enters the cybersecurity fray.

Countering every new network vulnerability is a new patch. With every new cyberattack comes a countermeasure.

Such is the world of cybersecurity, both for the defenders of computers and networks and for those who would compromise those systems. But coming soon to government networks is a new and weighty variable: IPv6.

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Need for IPv6 security products may hold up agency compliance
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, December 17, 2006 - 11:11 PM
IPv6 News The biggest concern for federal agencies, which are facing the deadline to move their network backbone to Internet Protocol Version 6 in 18 months, is whether the security industry will have enough products to support them.

Three agency officials who are leading efforts to move to IPv6 today expressed concern over the lack of support from security vendors so far, and said federal agencies, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, will have to provide seed money to move products along.

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Agencies coming to terms with IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 11:30 PM
IPv6 News The transition of government networks to the next-generation Internet Protocol has gained traction over the last year, according to a recent survey of government and industry officials.

Almost half of the respondents from civilian agencies and nearly two-thirds of those in the Defense Department said that IPv6 is important in supporting their IT goals. Money for the transition is slowly moving into the funding pipeline. Federal spending on IPv6-enabled products and services is expected to hit $27 billion this year, climbing to $60 billion by 2011.

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ITU TELECOM Forum Explores our Digital Society
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 11:54 AM
IPv6 News Digital Society domain brings together regulators, governments and ICT industry to chart our shared digital future.

From disaster prevention and relief to healthcare or remote education the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in today’s society is becoming increasingly important. At the same time, the technologies and applications themselves are becoming ever more innovative. But just how much do ICTs really transform our society? And what kind of role do governments and regulators need to play to ensure that the reach of ICTs is extended, for the benefit of all?

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IPv6 to generate modest spending increases
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 06:01 PM
IPv6 News The transition to IPv6 is a significant opportunity for IT services vendors, but they should not overestimate the government’s planned spending on pure IPv6 hardware upgrades, according to an analysis conducted by market research firm Government Insights.

The report reviews the driving factors behind the government’s IPv6 transition, and predicts the reality behind the spending numbers and the challenge of operating some systems in dual-protocol mode.

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Addressing the new net
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 07:02 AM
IPv6 News The internet is not far away from running out of puff. Nick Miller investigates the alternatives to give it new life.

WHAT is the internet? To some it's a bottomless resource of text, images and video. To others it's an idea that connects the electronic world without barriers or censorship.

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The end of the web as we know it?
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:03 PM
IPv6 News Vint Cerf, chairman of Icann and co-creator of the TCP/IP standard, talks about the future of the internet and warns against creating a two-tier web system.

There can be little argument that the internet has revolutionised communications, created businesses, slashed costs for consumers and transformed society.

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Working group to offer IPv6 recommendations
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 06:48 PM
IPv6 News The CIO Council’s IPv6 Working Group plans to submit to the Office of Management and Budget its recommendations on standards for the mandated IPv6 transition that is 19 months away, said Peter Tseronis, co-chair of the working group on Monday. The group plans to have its recommendations in OMB's hands before the end of the year.

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Govt Directs ISPs To Deploy IPv6 Services From Next Year
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 05:35 PM
IPv6TF-SC The government has directed Internet service providers (ISPs) to deploy Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) services beginning next year.

Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik, in announcing this, said it was proposed that e-government services implement IPv6 the following year to enable the transformation of Malaysia to an IPv6-enabled nation in 2010.

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IPv6 foot-dragging setting US back
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, November 09, 2006 - 05:40 PM
IPv6 News The United States is damaging itself by not adopting the updated version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6, as fast as other countries, a study has found.

Eighty-six percent of 1,000 respondents said they believed there would be a negative impact on the United States for dragging its feet on IPv6 adoption, according to the The IPv6 Government Action Study. A hefty 70 percent felt the delay would hit US technological leadership; 62 percent said it would impact national security; and 58 percent believe it will affect US influence over Internet stability.

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The Protocol Supremacy
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, November 02, 2006 - 02:06 PM
IPv6 News The Internet's new communication technology, IPv6, is coming -- whether CIOs are ready or not. But being ready could save you millions and reduce security risks.

In June 2003, John Stenbit, then CIO of the Department of Defense (DoD), announced that the department would move to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), a next-generation Internet communication technology, by 2008.

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Getting developing countries connected
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 05:39 PM
6DISS Partners in 6DISS, an EU funded project, are helping developing countries to get ready for the next generation of the internet: IPv6.

IPv6 may mean little or nothing to the average internet user, but without it, many people worldwide would find themselves unable to get connected in the coming years. However, to understand IPv6 is to first know how the internet works.

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More Elbow Room On The Net
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 02:45 PM
IPv6 News The internet may seem infinite, but it is running out of space. Fortunately, computer scientists have figured out a fix, and they could get a big boost from the federal government.

The problem -- all the possible Net addresses will be used up in five years -- can be solved by upgrading the decades-old standards that govern how different devices communicate with each other.

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IPv6: Let’s focus on the positive
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 09:59 AM
IPv6 News Voice over IP was a largely untried technology when the Education Department began looking at moving data, voice and video onto a single network in 2000, but network services director Peter Tseronis estimated it would pay for itself in 2.5 years.

The department began converging its network in 2002 and is about 70 percent through the process.

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Call for Comments on IPv6 Multi-homing Solutions
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 23, 2006 - 12:50 AM
RiNG This document attempts to address all the IPv6 Multi-homing Solutions and their Pro's and Con's, put forward by the Internet Community as a collective. The use of this document is intended for the sole purpose of providing clarification of the IPv6 Multi-homing Solutions and their pro's and con's, in order to assist the Internet Community on deciding what solution are currently available to use Globally as a United Internet Community.

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ICANN Allocates IPv6 Address Blocks to the Five Regional Internet Registries
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 06:44 PM
IPv6TF-SC On Tuesday October 3, ICANN through its Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated large blocks of IPv6 address spaces to each of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) to promote the efficient assignment of those address spaces to the RIRs' customers.

"These allocations put in place a sweeping new system for allocating IPv6 addresses in keeping with the global policy development process conducted by the registries' communities and ratified by the ICANN Board of Directors on September 7 this year" said Dr Paul Twomey, President and CEO of ICANN.

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IPv6: Deploying the Future Infrastructure
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 05:16 PM
IPv6 News Ciprian Popoviciu writes "IPv6, the Next Generation of the Internet Protocol, has seen over the past three years tremendous activity related to its development, implementation and deployment.

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NMCI’s architecture paying off
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 01:47 AM
IPv6 News The Navy’s plan to use a public-key infrastructure for logical access, and the upcoming transition to IP Version 6, are direct results of the enterprise architecture work started about two years ago.

Even with its much-talked-about and somewhat successful Navy-Marine Corps Intranet project leading the way, Navy IT officials decided they needed to better plot a course on how their network would support the assortment of up-and-coming technologies, including PKI and IPv6.

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Agenda published for the B3G Cluster Workshop on Mobility Technologies in the Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 10:30 AM
ENABLE This workshop, announced last August, will be organized in Brussels, October 3rd. 2006, by the IST ENABLE project in collaboration with the commission and within the activities of the Beyond 3G-SA cluster.

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Businesses capitalize on IPv6 mandate
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 04:39 PM
IPv6 News For a variety of reasons, companies see a good business case for developing IPv6 offerings for agencies that face a compliance deadline that is less than two years away.

Federal agencies have until June 2008 to upgrade their network backbones to IPv6, which will support a vast increase in the number of unique IP addresses available and bring other advances over the current IPv4. IPv6 support is a requirement of the forthcoming Networx contract as well, giving agencies more than one reason to implement IPv6.

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China leads next generation Internet development
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 08:36 AM
IPv6 News China successfully built the core network of its next generation Internet, leading the world in developing a larger, faster and safer Internet that is to dominate the future.

CERNET2 is at the forefront of the development of the "China next generation Internet" (CNGI), the world's largest single Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) network.

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Agencies to work lines of business into EAs
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 18, 2006 - 10:31 PM
IPv6 News With the Office of Management and Budget pushing agencies to focus on core mission needs, enterprise architects and business managers will be expected over the next year to develop modernization blueprints for their specific lines of business instead of looking to modernize back-office functions.

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ICANN Ratifies Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Addresses
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 11:42 AM
IPv6TF-SC At its September 7, 2006 Meeting the Board of ICANN ratified a global policy for the allocation of IPv6 addresses by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to Regional Internet Registries.

"This was developed through the ICANN community's bottom up consensus approach which saw IPv6 adopted as a policy development process. That means ICANN's stakeholders and constituencies have shaped this policy from day one" Dr Twomey said.

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Plan for cyberspace available in near future
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 - 05:33 AM
IPv6 News Air Force leaders soon will define the service's plan for cyberspace.

While not strictly part of OSD's net-centric data strategy, the Air Force also is working on adoption of Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6.

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IPv6 Today - Technology and Deployment
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 09:36 AM
6DISS The integration and adoption of IPv6, also known as the Next Generation of the Internet Protocol is happening throughout the World at this very moment.

To maintain global competitiveness, governments are mandating, encouraging or actively supporting the adoption of IPv6 to prepare their respective economies for the future communication infrastructures.

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Rule would require acquisition officials to plan for Internet upgrade
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 11:04 PM
IPv6TF-SC A proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation would require all agency information technology purchases to be compatible with the next-generation Internet to the maximum extent possible.

The amendment, proposed Thursday by the Civilian Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, would ensure agencies comply with Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6, requirements in acquisition plans.

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NTIA Awards Contract for Management of Key Internet Functions of Domain Names to ICANN
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 10:41 PM
IPv6 News The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today announced the award of a sole source contract to ICANN to perform technical functions supporting the Internet Domain Name system.

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IPv6: The future is now
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 12:21 AM
IPv6 News Despite struggling to get a handle on the new Internet, agencies should already be thinking of how they’ll use it.

By all measures, the federal transition to IPv6 is progressing slowly. Just ask the Government Accountability Office, which released a progress report last month. Or ask third-party researchers, who’ve found the same sluggish movement in meeting the 2008 deadline set by the Office of Management and Budget.

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First IEEE International Workshop on Mobility
Posted by: madsix on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 02:27 PM
ENABLE The workshop, to be held in San Francisco, USA, December 1st. 2006 as part of the 49th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2006), will deal with the recent development of technologies in wireless access and mobile devices, terminal and network mobility that have become an indispensable component of today's Internet vision.

With the recent development of technologies in wireless access and mobile devices, terminal and network mobility have become an indispensable component of today's Internet vision, and this is likely to continue in the near future, while affecting the way of the whole Internet architecture design. Yet, issues like efficient mobility management and optimizations, locator-identifier split, multi-homing, security and related operational/deployment concerns are still in their early stages of development. Moreover, the Internet architecture, its end-to-end principles and business models will require rethinking due to the massive penetration of mobility into the Internet.

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B3G Cluster Workshop on Mobility Technologies in the Internet
Posted by: madsix on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 02:18 PM
ENABLE This workshop will be organized in Brussels, October 3rd. 2006, by the IST ENABLE project, a Specific Targeted Research Project funded by EU FP6 program in collaboration with the commission and within the activities of the Beyond 3G-SA cluster.

The goal is to provide researchers, engineers and IT managers with a concentrated day on the state of the art technologies on mobility and their security and applicability aspects. Presentations for this workshop will be primarily from EU FP6 projects within the B3G cluster.

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Report on "Analysis and Recommendations on the Exhaustion of IPv4 Address Space"
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 09:35 AM
IPv6TF-SC JPNIC has published a report titled "Analysis and Recommendations on the Exhaustion of IPv4 Address Space".

The original Japanese version of the report was published on 3 April 2006. It was compiled by JPNIC's "Expert Research Team on Number Resources Utilization" which consists of nine engineers and researchers from the Internet Operations area. It reviews some of the recent studies on the lifetime of IPv4 address, provides analysis on impacts of the exhaustion, and offers recommendations on measures to be taken by all stakeholders.

JPNIC with the expert team will keep track of trends concerning IPv4 address exhaustion and revise the report as need arises, in order to provide more precise analysis for further discussions.

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Agency planning for move to IPv6 needs improvement, GAO says
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 31, 2006 - 10:56 PM
IPv6 News With significant challenges ahead for agencies as they move to Internet Protocol Version 6, the Government Accountability Office is questioning whether the government is doing enough to be successful.

In an audit released today of 24 major agencies between Aug. 2005 and May 2006, GAO found 10 agencies have yet to develop policies and enforcement mechanisms to ensure the transition to the new protocol. The Office of Management and Budget has given agencies until June 30, 2008 to move their network backbone to IPv6.

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IPv6 Forum-Israel Launches
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 01:11 AM
IPv6 News Israel is the newest country to join the IPv6 Forum, a global initiative bringing information, education and resources about the New Internet. Mrs. Limor Schafman, its founding President, will be joining IPv6 Forum-Israel with 40 worldwide affiliates embarking on a large-scale promotion plan around the world.

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Open Student Television Network to Showcase Talent of European Students
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 09:50 AM
GEANT GÉANT2 Provides Essential Network Link Between United States and Europe.

Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24-hour, 7-day global channel exclusively devoted to student-produced programming, today takes the first step towards expansion within the European Union (EU). Supported via the GÉANT2 network, which is managed by research networking organisation DANTE, the expansion will help meet EU students' demand for the channel.

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340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 new web addresses created by internet chiefs . . . so we won’t run out of space soon, then
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 07:02 PM
IPv6 News To the lay observer it seems like an infinite network of computers, servers and cables stretching around the globe.

But the worldwide web is filling up. So quickly, it turns out, that programmers have had to devise a new one.

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IPv6 Market Takes Off
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 03:41 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Korean government has decided to kick off the second phase of the IPv6 pilot project in the second half of this year, aiming to increase the number of IPv6 address users to 100,000 as a part of a full switch to the next-generation Internet address system by 2010.

The country's largest Internet service provider KT has also unveiled a plan to build IPv6-enabled access and backbone networks beginning in 2008. Leading IPv6 equipment vendors are also rushing to team up with multinational firms to join international interoperability tests, aiming to expand into overseas markets such as the United States and Japan.

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Seamless technology provides unprecedented mobile communication
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 05:18 PM
DAIDALOS The proliferation of mobile technologies and services has created a complex and confusing communications environment for both users and network operators.

To simplify access researchers are looking into usable and manageable communication infrastructures for the future.

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IPv6 or no IPv6?
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 07:37 PM
IPv6 News What to make of survey results released today by Cisco Systems and Market Connections? We at GCN were pre-briefed last week and still spent this morning scratching our heads over the significance of the survey of 200 government IT managers regarding their take on IPv6.

It goes without saying that respondents were worried there isn't any money allocated to the task of migrating network backbones to the new Internet protocols by June 2008.

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Infocomm plan aims to create 80,000 jobs by 2015
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 01:12 AM
IPv6 News A DIGITAL secretary to book concert tickets. A virtual professor to teach your child on the go. A sensor to alert the doctor when your cholesterol level hits the danger zone.

Life promises to be at your beck and digital call by the year 2015, going by the Government's latest 10-year infocomm masterplan to transform Singapore into an intelligent nation that is economically competitive and enriching for all citizens.

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CIO council adds to IPv6 transition primer
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 12:47 PM
IPv6 News As the CIO Council and Office of Management and Budget help map out the June 2008 transition to IP Version 6, perhaps the biggest challenge is that they’re entering unfamiliar territory.

In the newest additions to the IPv6 Transition Guidance, the council’s Architecture and Infrastructure Committee has provided a list of best practices and transition elements that agencies should use as they work to meet the deadline.

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U.S. Enterprises: Don't be left behind on IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 10:42 AM
IPv6 News Any enterprise that does business with Asia or the U.S. government should start using IPv6 (Internet Protocol, Version 6) as soon as possible, an advocate of the new version of IP told attendees on Wednesday at the Burton Group Catalyst conference in San Francisco.

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IETF 65 Review: IPv6 Host Mobility
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 06:37 PM
ENABLE Mobile communication is continuously becoming more and more important in our daily life. Consequently also an increasing number of IETF working groups are dealing with mobility aspects. In this field one could roughly distinguish between host mobility, network mobility and ad-hoc networks. This review focuses especially on IPv6 host mobility aspects discussed during the IETF 65 in March 2006.

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IETF sites become IPv6 enabled
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 06:14 PM
IPv6day Coincidently with the IPv6 Day, the IETF servers have been enabled to IPv6.

The first ping was originated from The IPv6 Portal.

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The IPv6 Day: Bye 6Bone. Hi, IPv6 !
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 01:04 AM
IPv6day Today 6Bone Operators & Users say bye to the experimental network which allowed, already some years ago, to turn IPv6 into the production space.

With the occasion of this virtual celebration, we have a couple of quotes from two key people on this subject:

  • Bob Fink (6Bone Project): “After more than ten years of planning, development and experience with IPv6, with efforts from all around the world, it is gratifying for me to see the 6Bone phase-out on the 6th of June 2006, having served it's purpose to stimulate IPv6 deployment and experience, leaving IPv6 a healthy ongoing component of the future of the Internet!”
  • Brian Carpenter (IBM, co-author of multiple IPv6 RFCs and IETF chair): “It's very encouraging to see IPv6 moving forward both technically and commercially, with its address assignments now routinely managed by the same registries that look after the rapidly diminishing IPv4 address pool. I look forward to the day the Internet reaches ten billion active nodes with public addresses, which will only be possible with IPv6.”


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IPv6 to Standard
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, June 04, 2006 - 12:01 AM
IPv6 News The IETF IPv6 working group has started the process to advance the core IPv6 specifications to the last step in the IETF standardisation process (e.g., Standard).

IETF protocols are elevated to the Internet Standard level when significant implementation and successful operational experience has been obtained.

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Beating the Crunch
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 11:10 AM
IPv6 News The Internet Protocol, the basic building block of our online world, needs an overhaul.

So will the Internet and your home or work computer ever move to IPv6? That’s difficult to say. Most of the Internet routers that your data travels through can now accommodate IPv6.

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CIO Council offers best practices on IPv6 transition
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 10:42 AM
IPv6TF-SC Agencies need to identify best practices and leverage intergovernmental resources as they prepare for the June 2008 transition to Internet Protocol version 6, the CIO Council said.

But this will not be an easy task, the Council’s Architecture and Infrastructure Committee said in the latest chapter to its IPv6 Transition Guide, because there is not much for the government to use as a reference.

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The IPv6 Day: Registration of free IPv6 Services open
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 08:26 PM
IPv6TF-SC In March 2003, the IETF decided that was the right time to start the phase-out of the IPv6 experimental network (6Bone), which started in 1996. This included a phase-out plan that defined that on 6 of June of 2006, no 6Bone prefixes will be used on the Internet in any form.

ISOC, AfriNIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, RIPE NCC, ICANN/IANA, The IPv6 Portal and other organizations, join together in order to celebrate this milestone.

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IEEE-USA President urges action on adoption of 'new internet'
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 04:31 PM
IPv6 News Just as "visionaries" of the Age of Enlightenment in 18th century Europe pursued progress through rationality, the developers of the 21st Century's "New Internet" will "benefit the public good by balancing the needs of users and society," said Dr. Ralph W. Wyndrum, Jr., IEEE-USA's 2006 President.

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Should the Net Be Neutral?
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 05:38 PM
IPv6 News The "net neutrality" debate has reached a fever pitch as Congress mulls legislation that would allow Internet service providers to charge Web sites for preferred delivery of digital content.

Net neutrality advocates, including Internet giants like Google and Amazon.com, are lobbying Congress to preserve the status quo in which all Web content is treated the same. Phone and cable providers such as AT&T and Comcast say they should be able to sell premium tiers of service since they are investing billions to build broadband networks.

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US Commerce Department Publishes Notice of Intent to Award A Sole Source Contract to ICANN
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 05:37 AM
IPv6 News The US Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration published a notice of its intent to award a sole source contract to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to perform key technical functions supporting the Internet Domain Name System.

The Department continues to believe that ICANN is uniquely qualified to perform these services that are critical to the stability and security of the Internet, a press release by the Department stated.

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KOREA: ICT Market Perspectives
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 04:34 PM
IPv6 News With the development of digital technology and expansion of the network, the world is fast approaching the era of convergence in which communications, broadcasting, and internet services are integrated into one. In terms of convergence, Korea possesses the world ’s best level of infrastructure and industrial competitiveness. Korea was the first to commercialise CDMA service, to proliferate broadband Internet service for the general public, and to start commercial WiBro service.

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Cyberspace running out of room
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 09:40 AM
IPv6 News IPv4 will not able to cope with the burgeoning use of smartphones and IPTV, says Frost and Sullivan.

The growing popularity of smartphones, IPTV and other gadgets connecting to the Internet is eating up real estate on the net, and cyberspace could soon run out of room, according to a Frost & Sullivan analyst briefing on Thursday.

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Convergence: New Opportunities for Accelerating the IPv6 Momentum
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 11:21 AM
EC ISM The European Commission is organizing a conference on this topic in Vienna, Austria, June 1-2, 2006.

IPv6 provides the necessary basis for realising a global information society and is laying the ground for a convergence process between fix and mobile as well as between data, voice and video through the Internet. Examples of such converging markets includes: transportation, media (Triple play – data, TV and voice), mobile operators (IMS - Internet Multimedia Subsystem), consumer/device market (pervasive computing), defence (network centric warfare. Adopting IPv6 directly rather than passing through a complex and costly migration path is a compelling option for stakeholders in these markets.

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OMB wants EAs integrated
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 04:04 PM
IPv6TF-SC Agencies are drowning in the alphabet soup of cross-agency initiatives—from IPv6 to HSPD-12 to LOBs to e-government—trying to figure out how they fit in with their overall missions.

For the past four years, the Office of Management and Budget has pushed and prodded CIOs and their staffs to complete their enterprise architectures to show how their systems fit together, what technologies are being used and how the agency plans to improve their missions using new technology.

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IPv6 workshop in Istanbul, organized by ISOC and The IPv6 Portal
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:27 AM
IPv6 Cluster news ISOC and The IPv6 Portal organize a half day IPv6 workshop in Istanbul, next Friday 28th, after the RIPE meeting.

The target audience is engineers, ICT managers, software developers and public sector. It is expected that the participants have some IPv4 knowledge in order to take bigger advantage of the workshop.

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Agencies plan their move to a bigger, better Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 09:56 PM
IPv6TF-SC Federal employees may not realize it, but their agencies have already taken the first steps away from today’s 1970s-era Internet and toward a bigger, better version.

Agencies have drafted plans for migrating to the upgraded Internet — called Internet protocol version six, or IPv6 for short — by mid-2008. The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing those plans.

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Government Shared Network considering IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 03:35 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Government Shared Network could potentially be New Zealand’s first major experiment with the IPv6 internet protocol, offering a vastly expanded address range and better support for more recent media such as multicasting.

A reliable source in government has told Computerworld that the GSN will be built from the beginning to the IPv6 standard, but State Services Commission spokesman Jason Ryan says suppliers were merely requested to provide IPv6-compatible equipment and software.

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ASO Candidates for ICANN Board Announced: Open Call for Statements of Support
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 10:50 PM
IPv6 News Following a public nomination period, the ASO Address Council (ASO AC) selected the final set of candidates to fill the ASO seat on the ICANN Board currently held by Mouhamet Diop, whose term expires in June 2006. The candidates are:
  • Envir Fraser
  • Uchenna Ibekwe
  • Jordi Palet Martinez
  • Dave Wodelet


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How exactly will you get your IPv6 addresses?
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 06:34 PM
IPv6 News The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is devising a plan to make sure agencies get their share of the billions and billions of addresses that will become available under IP Version 6.

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Agencies find there’s no single path to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 06:32 PM
IPv6 News The Federal Aviation Administration plans to set up three test beds to see how well data packets travel through its administrative network using IP Version 6.

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IETF: Not a teenager anymore
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 11:48 PM
IPv6 News By the time you read this the 65th IETF meeting in Dallas will be over. This meeting represents a milestone, as the IETF is now more than 20 years old. The IETF has been the major player in almost all important - and quite a few not so important - Internet and IP network technologies for the past two decades. Not bad for an activity that has never had any legal existence.

The first IETF meeting was held in San Diego on Jan. 16 and 17, 1986. Twenty-one people attended, four of whom are still very active in the task force. That meeting focused on some topics - including routing and QoS - that were discussed by 1,200 or so people during this year's Dallas meeting.

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U.S. Slow to Switch to New Web Protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 04:31 PM
IPv6 News he U.S. risks falling behind other countries in the race to switch to the next generation of the Internet.

The federal government must move to the new Internet protocol by 2008, and the Defense Department started its transition in 2003. But since then, the U.S. has slipped behind many Asian and European nations in making the switch, said Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican and chairman of the House Government Reform Committee.

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Interview with ICANN President and CEO Paul Twomey
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 12:47 AM
IPv6 News This is the transcript of the Interfax interview with Paul Twomey, CEO and President of ICANN. Originally published in Interfax China IT Report Weekly.

Interview was conducted by Faye Wang.

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Lawmaker seeks czar to oversee transition to next-generation Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 07:51 AM
IPv6 News The U.S. government, the world's largest purchaser of information technology products and services, needs a central authority dedicated to administering agencies' transition to the next-generation Internet, the chairman of the House Government Reform Committee said Tuesday.

Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., said federal agencies will play a key role in leading the country's transition to the upgraded network known as Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6. Failing to do so would place the United States in a "back-seat position" in the development of the Internet, he said, as China and Europe aggressively move forward with the new standard.

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IPv6: Where's the return on investment?
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 07:49 AM
IPv6 News There is no immediate return, Dan Matthews, vice president of government relations at Lockheed Martin, said today at the Information Processing Interagency Conference 2006 in Orlando, Fla. But he said driving cars instead of riding horses brought no immediate return either.

“The rest of the world is blowing by us,” said Matthews, who moderated a panel discussing the transition to IPv6 from the current IPv4 infrastructure.

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IPv6 Knowledge Survey
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 02:54 PM
IPv6 Cluster news A new survey is being run in order to analyze people’s knowledge, perceptions, and plans regarding Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) with an aim of better educating people and facilitating the implementation of IPv6.

This survey is being done as part of a study at the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University in conjunction with the Netvision Institute for Internet Studies.

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Executive Spotlight with Latif Ladid
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 06:29 PM
IPv6TF-SC In the 03/09/2006 edition of ExecutiveBiz we had a chance to catch up with Latif Ladid, President of IPv6 Forum.

As President of the IPv6 Forum, Latif Ladid is globally considered an expert on the new internet protocol, IPv6.

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Hain: How to meet the looming deadline
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 10:59 AM
IPv6 News Here are five steps to be IPv6-ready by June 2008.

The Office of Management and Budget’s mandate that government agencies update their network backbones for IPv6 compatibility by June 2008 is not cause for despair. Nevertheless, agencies should not dawdle in their preparations to move to the next-generation routing protocol. Federal agencies can take a few judicious steps now that will allow them to meet the deployment deadline cost-effectively.

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Which emerging technology will have the biggest impact on your organization in the future?
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 03:22 PM
IPv6 News The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) information technology environment is rapidly evolving and maturing, all to the benefit of the warfighter. Most of these changes are directly related to contributions from both the services and the joint command, control, communications and computers community.

Today, we are applying technologies in a way that allows us to enjoy the advantages of the network-centric operational environment concept envisioned for tomorrow. This dynamic pace of change among applications, supporting infrastructure and mode of communication presents us with both opportunities and challenges.

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Minister Chin addresses major IT achievements
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 03:14 AM
IPv6 News Korea is at the threshold of entering the era of per-capita GDP of $20,000 with information technology playing a vital role in achieving that vision, said Minister of Information and Communication Chin Dae-je.

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ICANN Announces New Staff Appointments
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 04:57 AM
IPv6TF-SC The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced on Saturday the following new staff appointments joining the Global Partnership's regional liaison network.

According to a press release by the Corporation, these appointments demonstrate ICANN's continued commitment to build on existing outreach and support the increasing international participation in ICANN and efficiency of the ICANN multi-stakeholder environment.

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DOD pioneers new Internet version
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 17, 2006 - 04:41 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Department of Defense is leading the way among U.S. federal agencies in moving to the latest version of the Internet.

While other Federal Government offices are just beginning the shift from the current IPv4 to IPv6, with its vastly increased number of Internet addresses, DOD has already made substantial progress toward meeting its goal of becoming IPv6-compliant by 2008, Military Information Geochronology reported in its online edition Tuesday.

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Feds: Go-slow approach on IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 07:58 AM
IPv6TF-SC Task force sees little short-term benefit toward IPv6 deployment; net security a concern.

IPv6 advocates looking for the U.S. federal government to make a major financial commitment to the next generation of the Internet's main communications protocol will be disappointed with the findings of a new report from the Commerce Department.

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European Commission's Consultation on IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 06:54 PM
IPv6TF-SC After intense developments and investments, first IPv6 deployments are happening at European and Global level.

The European Commission is engaging in a process of identifying the hurdles and triggers for IPv6 deployment and ultimately to define policies moving forward its wide adoption.

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IPv6 workshops at APRICOT 2006 and APNIC 21
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 03:48 PM
IPv6 News The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies and the 21st APNIC Open Policy Meeting will be held in Perth, Australia, from 22nd February to 3rd March 2006.

Several IPv6 workshops and tutorials are being provided: "IPv6 Deployment", "IPv6 Transition and Deployment" and "Practical introduction to IPv6".

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Department of Commerce Task Force technical and economic assessment of IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 01:06 AM
IPv6TF-SC The Department of Commerce Task Force of IPv6 has released it's Final Report, as well as a companion study on the economic costs and benefits of the transition to IPv6.

The Task Force was established by a directive in a 2003 White House report, National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. This directive was motivated by propositions that the transition to IPv6 should be accelerated to provide enhanced cyberspace security and to respond to deployment strategies in other economies.

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Deploying the Future Infrastructure
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 08:19 AM
IPv6 Cluster news IPv6, the Next Generation of the Internet Protocol, has seen over the past three years tremendous activity related to its development, implementation and deployment. Its importance is unequivocally recognized by research organizations, businesses and governments worldwide.

To maintain global competitiveness, governments are mandating, encouraging or actively supporting the adoption of IPv6 to prepare their respective economies for the future communication infrastructures.

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NTIA to hand out IPv6 addresses for agencies
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 10:09 PM
IPv6 News The deadline to move to Internet Protocol version 6 may be more than two years away, but agencies already are getting in line for IPv6 addresses.

Several agencies already have contacted the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration to sign up, said Carol Bales, a senior policy analyst at the Office of Management and Budget.

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IPv6 - Evolution or Revolution
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 01:12 PM
IPv6 News For some years now the general uptake of IPv6 has appeared to be “just around the corner”. Yet the Internet industry has so far failed to pick up and run with this message, and it continues to be strongly reluctant to make any substantial widespread commitment to deploy IPv6. Some carriers are now making some initial moves in terms off migrating their internet infrastructure over to a dual protocol network, but for many others it’s a case of still watching and waiting for what they think is the optimum time to make a move.

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IETF hums along at 20
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 11:39 PM
IPv6 News Regrets, its had a few but overall the IETF has delivered on its promise.

From a notorious striptease by internet pioneer Vint Cerf to a fist-pumping, table-jumping brawl about cryptography policy, the internet's premier standards-setting body has had its share of big moments.

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The co-inventor of the IPv6 protocol awarded Nokia Fellow
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 03:06 PM
IPv6 News Mr. Robert M. Hinden from Nokia's Enterprise Solutions business unit has been named a Nokia Fellow for his expertise and contributions in the field of technology. Nokia Fellow is the highest level of recognition given by Nokia for outstanding research and development.

Nokia Fellows are a small group of the world's brightest minds, whose work has significantly contributed to the advancement of science and technology. A Nokia Fellow is a recognized technical leader and contributes to Nokia technology vision and strategy creation. Nominations take place by a Nokia-wide Nomination Board.

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One-point control is needed
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 01:01 AM
IPv6 News The recent recommendations of Trai for creating a National Internet Registry for managing IP addresses in India is the logical way forward for our nation, given the fact that the National Internet Exchange of India has already been set up.

It has been recommended by Trai that India's National Internet Registry (NIR) could serve to provide a local service point for delegation of IP addresses to the service providers and users in India.

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TRAI Releases IPv4 To IPv6 Recommendations
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 06:06 PM
IPv6TF-SC After receiving comments from stakeholders on consultation paper and completing Open House Discussions at Bangalore and Delhi, TRAI had issued the draft recommendations to solicit the comments of stakeholders.

Based on the responses received on the draft recommendations, TRAI finalised its recommendations on the subject for forwarding to the Government.

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W2COG Partners with IPv6 Forum; Groups Both Work to Promote Next-Generation Technologies
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 02:56 PM
IPv6 News The World Wide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG) Institute, a not-for-profit international, collaborative association devoted to developing and delivering practical tools that advance and support netcentric operations (NCO) for global security and commerce, today announced that it has partnered with the IPv6 Forum to jointly promote the development and implementation of next-generation technologies.

"IPv6 is an important technology for the interoperability of military and homeland defense operations, and for other netcentric operations such as disaster relief," said Chris Gunderson, W2COG executive director.

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Remote Lectures on the Internet for Helping Indonesian Earthquake Relief
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 11:05 AM
IPv6 News The earthquake off Sumatra on December 26, 2004 left huge scars on the affected regions. The damage included educational institutions. Not only did the educational facilities inflict damage, but many members of school faculty lost their lives, making it impossible to continue lectures.

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MyICMS 886: Malaysia ICT plan
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 10:58 AM
IPv6 News Among the goals are ensuring at least one in four homes have broadband access, five million 3G (third-generation) mobile service subscribers, mobile TV for 90% of wireless services users, digital multimedia broadcasting to 95% of households, and migration to the faster IPv6-based networks by 2010.

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America must invest in next-gen Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 08:41 AM
IPv6 News Spam, spyware and viruses get the most attention, but a far greater problem faces the Internet: It is running out of addresses for computers. The tech-heads have a solution, but the federal government is dragging its feet on implementing a larger, faster, more-secure Internet.

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IPv6 Technical Summit 2005: The entire earth becomes one computer
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 09:09 AM
IPv6 News Internet Week 2005 was held at Pacifico Yokohama from December 6th through the 9th. On the second day, which was designated “IPv6 Day”, they held a conference focused on IPv6, “IPv6 Technical Summit 2005”.

At the conference, a speech was given by Jun Murai, a Professor at Keio University who received the Postel Service Award, an award given to people who contributed to the growth of the Internet, in August.

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China's IT gold
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 08:36 PM
IPv6 News The 2008 Beijing Olympics is shaping up to be one of the biggest mega-event showcases for China — and this is driving IT developments in the country.

It is the first time the Olympics is going to be held in China, and the Chinese government wants to impress the international world audience and put China firmly on the who’s who map of the 21st century athletically, economically, and culturally.

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TRAI gives recommendations on IP transition
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 08:24 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Telecom regulator today issued its draft recommendations on ‘Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 in India' to solicit the comments of stakeholders before finalising these for forwarding to the Government.

"The usage of IPv6 in the platforms /applications pertaining to e-governance is to be mandated so that headstart is taken for IPv6 deployments. The Government should also mandate IPv6 compatibility in its own procurement of IT systems and networks", TRAI said.

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Study: IPv6 features wanted, but ROI seen lacking
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 11:25 AM
IPv6 News IT professionals are interested in the additional authentication and security services built into IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol. However, few IT shops have committed to migrating to IPv6 because it lacks a measurable return on investment, according to a recent survey of more than 200 IT professionals conducted by consulting firm INS.

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OMB tells agencies to assess impact
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 09:32 AM
IPv6 News How will IP Version 6 change the way your agency does business? Not sure? Too early to tell, you say?

Well, the Office of Management and Budget and the CIO Council want CIOs, chief architects and program managers to start figuring out the impact of this new technology well before the June 2008 deadline OMB has set for agencies to move to IPv6.

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Defense users will have to wait a little longer for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 09:31 AM
IPv6 News The Defense Department, which has led the government’s push for moving to version 6 of the Internet Protocols, is scaling back expectations for its 2008 transition.

“I don’t think we’re going to make that transition date,” said Kris Strance, a senior analyst in the Defense CIO office.

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IPv6 Xmas Gift with "Running IPv6"
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 11:20 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The IPv6 Portal, in collaboration with Apress, is taking the opportunity to make a drawing of 13 books "Running IPv6", signed by the author, among the newcomers who register into the IPv6 Portal until December 22nd.

If you want to make an IPv6 Xmas gift to your friends, send them an email to recommend them to register into the site before that date.

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IPv6: Is Now the Time?
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 10:13 PM
IPv6 Cluster news With the exponential growth of internet services, IPv4, first released in 1981, is becoming outdated. The escalation of corporate intranets, cellular phones with internet access, technology webcasts and file sharing have taken their toll, and there is a need for a greater number of IP addresses. Running IPv6 leverages readers’ existing knowledge of IPv4 and helps apply that knowledge to the newer protocol.

According to author Iljitsch van Beijnum, “The intent behind the book is to present a clear view of the aspects to IPv6 that are of interest to those who’ll be running and administrating the protocol, not to bombard the reader with unnecessary details. This means that the book covers the IPv6 specifications to the degree necessary to successfully operate an IPv6 network.”

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CIO Council gives agencies 'chapter 1' for IPv6 implementation
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 01:42 AM
IPv6TF-SC In preparation for the transition to Internet Protocol version 6, agencies should incorporate the new technology into their strategic plans and update their enterprise architectures by February, according to the CIO Council.

The CIO Council Architecture and Infrastructure Committee earlier this month issued Chapter 1 of its IPv6 implementation guidance, detailing steps agencies should take to prepare to meet the June 2008 deadline for incorporating the new technology.

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OCCAID and Consulintel Join Forces to Support Worldwide IPv6 Deployment
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 12:51 AM
IPv6 Cluster news Boston, MA. and Madrid, Spain – November 28th, 2005 – The initiative aims to ensure the availability of quality IPv6 transit for ISPs and organizations across the world, with a special focus in the developing countries. This joint effort will help to increase the awareness and earlier adoption of IPv6 among those ISPs and organizations that, for different reasons, still don’t have native IPv6 support from their own upstream providers.

Even when IPv6 is already being deployed commercially since the last two years, this is happening at a different rate in different geographies. In some cases, this is due to the insufficient expertise and/or education regarding the importance of the new protocol, while in other cases is a matter of lack of support from the upstream providers, or a combination of both.

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IPv6 International Appli-Contest 2005 Deadline extended
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:12 PM
IPv6TF-SC The deadline for the IPv6 International Appli-Contest 2005 has been extended for all the categories.

The Implementation Category Deadline Advance Entry is now December 12. The submission deadline for the Implementation and Idea categories is now December 26.

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Root servers: The real Net power
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 21, 2005 - 11:37 PM
IPv6 News Tunis, Tunisia--Delegates from third-world nations spent much of last week at a United Nations summit here railing against the Bush administration's alleged control of the Internet.

But in reality, the U.S. government has strictly limited influence on which top-level domains--such as .com, .org, and .uk--are actually seen by Internet users. The real power behind the network lies with the group of 13 organizations which, through a mechanism little-known outside of technical circles, operate the root servers that guide traffic to each one of those top-level domains.

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IPv6 Summit in KOCHI 2005 Report
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 03:38 PM
IPv6 News The “IPv6 Summit in KOCHI 2005,” hosted by IAJapan (IPv6 Deployment Committee), was held in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, on November 2, 2005.

Key members who promote IPv6 in various regions, including Prof. Hiroshi Esaki, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, gave talks and a panel discussion.

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DISA exec is upbeat about IPv6 and VOIP
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 04:01 AM
IPv6 News The Defense Information Systems Agency is moving to a converged voice, video and data network, and spearheading the migration to the latest Internet protocol.

But while the agency is embracing voice over IP and Internet Protocol Version 6, Diann McCoy, DISA’s component acquisition executive, expects the transitions to the new technologies to take time.

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IPv6 Forum chief: the new Internet is ready for consumption
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 01:58 AM
IPv6TF-SC IPv6 is not a pipedream. Founder of the IPv6 Forum Latif Ladid took time out from the IPv6 summit in Canberra to talk to Computerworld about why the new Internet Protocol is a pie to be consumed here and now.

IPv6 has been talked about for years - is it still a pie in the sky or is it finally a reality?

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Number Resource Organization Statement on WSIS Phase II, Tunis
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 08:12 PM
IPv6TF-SC The RIRs, and the NRO, have participated in the World Summit on the Information Society [WSIS] processes for over 3 years, including Prepcoms, regional meetings and the final Summit of both phases. Our representatives have attended as observers and as subject matter experts, with a genuine aim to assist in discussions related to Internet Number Resources in general and to IP addresses in particular.

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The Objective of the IPv6 Deployment Field Trial
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 05:52 PM
IPv6 News The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) announced the details of the FY05 IPv6 Deployment Field Trial at the end of August.

The IPv6 Deployment Field Trial by the MIC is a three-year project, and this is the last year of the project. In the previous two years, adoption trials have clarified the technical points related to adopting IPv6, and its coexistence with IPv4, in various scenarios, such as local governments, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and homes.

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KAME Project Manifest for Completion R&D for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 06:16 AM
IPv6 Cluster news Having achieved its objectives, the WIDE Project has concluded the activities of the KAME Project and is now concentrating on the strategic repositioning of the project members to focus on strategic research and development activities to further enhance IPv6 technologies and development applications for new areas. A particular focus is to be placed on practical and integrated research and development into network architecture, operating systems and middle ware and applications for areas including mobile ad hoc networking, sensor networking and architecture for end user security to contribute towards the development of further enhanced and advanced IPv6 technologies.

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Defence leads the way with IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 01:42 AM
IPv6 News Supporting the local IT industry is one of the key drivers behind the Australian Defence Force's migration to IPv6, according to its director general of information policy, David Richards.

"The Department of Defence is a strong supporter of IPv6, and we also support the Australian IT industry," he said.

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Telecom players want test bed on GeNext Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 07:52 PM
IPv6TF-SC With India working towards joining a select group of countries in adopting the next generation technology for Internet services, private companies, PSU telecom operators and international players are pushing for say in the creation of a national test bed to stimulate the transition, before adopting the new technology.

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New Task Force for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 01:21 AM
IPv6TF-SC Minister Austin Gatt announced that a new Task Force will be reconvened to determine a strategy to upgrade Internet systems in Malta to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).

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IMS to Spur IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, October 22, 2005 - 09:00 PM
IPv6 News A year ago, IPv6 was hyped as the possible silver bullet to an impending shortage of IP addresses. Even though the address shortage scare never materialized, IPv6 has continued to garner attention.

Part of the reason is IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), which has galvanized hardware manufacturers to decouple and open up systems so that key elements and components can be interfaced to others without drastic integration measures. For billing and OSS vendors, that means simplified interaction with network elements. Because the 3GPP’s TS 23.221 specification mandates that IMS make optimum use of IPv6, it is expected that IMS will be one of the drivers behind IPv6 acceptance.

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Get Ready for Yet Another Upgrade as Next Version of Web Takes Hold
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, October 16, 2005 - 02:30 PM
IPv6TF-SC The current Internet obsolete? Already?

Well, no, but a new version, with the inelegant name IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6), is starting to get serious attention. The Department of Defense uses it, the European Union is trying it. China, Japan and South Korea are clamoring for a worldwide upgrade.

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Get Ready to Move to the New Internet Based on IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 10:38 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Forum releases a new study on the Internet Address space consumption produced by Tony Hain, North American IPv6 Task Force Technology Director and IPv6 Forum Fellow. This study demonstrates unequivocally that the address space is melting like ice under the heat of the sun despite strict conservation and assignment measures. We are running into the brick wall a lot faster than assumed by previous studies. 2008 seems to be the year when the Internet address space becomes very hard to get.

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IETF63 Review: IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 12:10 AM
IPv6 Cluster news IPv6 work is progressing in many parts of the IETF and the IPv6 working group is slowly moving to its close. This doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot of debate and work going on in many areas. Looking at this IETF, and at the community as a whole, the address assignment plans are the things mostly discussed right now. This is due to the fact that the first real allocations, in accordance with the allocation guidelines, happened last year and have continued at a rather rapid rate. These allocations have been very large and this seems to have triggered people’s attention.

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First IPv6 summit woos enterprise IT
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 05:44 PM
IPv6TF-SC Australia's inaugural IPv6 summit in Canberra later this month will convey the message that next-generation networking technology is relevant to the wider enterprise and not just service providers and research organizations.

Paul Davis, CEO of GrangeNet, Australia's first native IPv6 network said the summit is "absolutely relevant" to enterprise IT staff as the industry is heading into a new paradigm of networking.

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IPv6 Task Force Recommends Fast Change to New Internet Protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 09:33 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Austrian IPv6 Task Force is dedicated to the Internet of the next generation (IPv6). Its primary goal of the past few months was to draw up a roadmap to reflect the recommendations relevant to the introduction of IPv6 with ISP’s (Internet service providers), companies and the public administration.

On the initiative of Telekom Austria's technology head Helmut Leopold in his role as president of the task force, the document was drawn up on the basis of the results of the five working groups. Within the framework of the working groups a series of trials were installed, to test the suitability of IPv6 in daily use.

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Annular Solar Eclipse in the IPv6 Sky (recorded videos available)
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 08:38 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The next Annular Solar Eclipse will be broadcasted live using IPv6 connectivity from Madrid, October 3rd. The collaboration between Japan and Spain will make this event available worldwide.

The past September 22nd autumn started, and just a few days afterwards, this astronomical phenomenon, will be visible from a few places in the world, being Madrid (Spain) one of those privileged locations.

The event, taking place on October 3rd, is an annular solar eclipse (over 95% occultation), with an approximate duration of 4 minutes and 11 seconds (which is longer than in previous occasions), which will start to be visible at 10:55 (Madrid local time). The partial eclipse will start at 9:40 and end at 12:23.

To made this globally available, the LIVE! ECLIPSE 2005 Annular project, from the Japanese organization LIVE! UNIVERSE, will join efforts with two Spanish organizations, Consulintel and RedIRIS.

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IPv4 Address Space Consumption
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 08:04 PM
IPv6TF-SC Protocol transitions are never easy, particularly not when they involve something so fundamental as the Internet Protocol (IP). Organizations considering a move to IPv6 must consider many factors when deciding on the timing for such a deployment. One of the first questions that arises is: “When will the IPv4 address space actually run out, forcing us to use IPv6 instead ?” That question is not a new one; it was being asked in the early 1990s when the IPv6 effort was started.

Several factors, such as the deployment of Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR) and Network Address Translation (NAT), have “delayed the inevitable,” and perhaps led to some complacency on the part of network operators. In this issue we examine the topic of IPv4 address space depletion in more detail. Our main article is by Tony Hain, and it is followed by a response from Geoff Huston and a roundtable discussion with Tony, Geoff, Fred Baker, and John Klensin.

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Live Eclipse to be Broadcasted from Madrid
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 09:08 AM
IPv6 Cluster news A few days after the autumn start, the past September 22nd, an astronomical phenomenon, especially visible from Madrid, Spain, will happen on October 3rd.

We are referring to an annular solar eclipse (over 95% occultation), with an approximate duration of 4 minutes and 11 seconds (longer than in previous occasions), which will start to be visible at 10:55 (Madrid local time). The partial eclipse will start at 9:40 and end at 12:23.

The Live!Eclipse project join efforts with Consulintel and with RedIRIS infrastructure and support to allow the webcasting of multiple video streams via Internet, in low, medium and very high definition (up to 33 Mpbs). The higher quality broadcasting will be done with IPv6 multicast and unicast; nevertheless IPv4 unicast and multicast connections will be also offered.

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Public Policy Questions for Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 01:31 AM
IPv6 News There is little doubt that the Internet has formed part of the impetus for a revolutionary change in the nature of the global communications industry.

"Revolutionary" in the sense that the past decade has seen fundamental and highly disruptive changes in the nature of the underlying technologies used by the industry, changes in the composition, ownership and role of industry players, changes in the nature of services offered to the end consumer, changes in the associated financial models used by the industry, and changes in the regulatory environments in which this industry operates.

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IPv6 Mapping Project Launched
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 01:14 AM
IPv6TF-SC Lumeta, the leading provider of network intelligence for enterprises and government agencies, today announced a partnership with the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) designed to track on an on-going basis the adoption and growth of the new Internet based on IPv6.

Lumeta is the IPv6 Internet mapping provider to NAv6TF and will be publishing an IPv6 "report card" with statistics and maps detailing the state of IPv6 Internet deployment as it expands around the globe.

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Few days left for the SAINT2006 call for papers deadline
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 12, 2005 - 01:36 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The SAINT2006 conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona (US), January 23-27 2006.

As in previous editions, a special IPv6 workshop will be organized. The theme of the IPv6 workshop this time is "IPv6 Deployment of Technologies and Applications".*UPDATED: The call for papers will be over on 1st October 2005.

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MIC Reveals Details of FY05 IPv6 Deployment Field Trial
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 05:12 AM
IPv6TF-SC Details on the IPv6 Deployment Field Trial for FY05 were revealed in the announcement from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) on August 25. The objective of the Trial is to deploy IPv6 in a variety of real life scenarios so that the effects as well as challenges of the transition will be clear. The trial places emphasis on applications and business models, in addition to technical aspects.

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Billions of Users and Devices, with Woefully Inadequate Security
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 07:16 PM
IPv6 News But that's about to change, says Internet co-inventor Vint Cerf, who believes that economics will force solutions as companies suffer the financial consequences of Net security breaches.

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Leading Vendors Sponsor the NAv6TF North American IPv6 Technology Conference in San Jose
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 11:24 PM
IPv6TF-SC The North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) and the IPv6 Forum today announced that the world class NAv6TF North American IPv6 Technology Conference 1 has attracted generous support from leading vendors in the industry. The conference will be held September 19 -22, 2005 at San Jose State University in San Jose, California, combined with an IPv6 solution demo area.

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TRAI releases consultation paper on IPv4 to IPv6 transition
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 03:11 PM
IPv6TF-SC In order to accelerate the broadband growth in the country, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued a consultation paper to deliberate on issues relating to transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

The regulator had solicited comments from all the stakeholders on recommendation in the paper by September 23 this year.

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Internet Stability, Security Must Be Maintained, U.S. Says
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 - 12:59 PM
IPv6TF-SC Ensuring the stability and security of the Internet must be a primary concern as the international community works to devise a framework for its governance and operating mechanisms in the future, the United States said August 15. The comments from the U.S. State Department came in response to a July report from the independent Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG).

The group, comprising 40 members from government, the private sector and civil society, met four times between November 2004 and June 2005.

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Ministries promoting next-generation Internet construction to serve Olympics
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 10:55 AM
IPv6TF-SC Eight ministries and commissions, including the Ministry of Information Industry and the State Development and Reform Commission, issued a notice on August 8 to jointly push forward the construction of next-generation Internet in an effort to provide the most advanced and comfortable information service to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

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IPv6: Time Is Still Not Right
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 04:55 PM
IPv6 News It's been more than 10 years since the development of IPv6, yet it's had virtually zero adoption among U.S. enterprise customers and service providers, even though the U.S. Office of Management and Budget recently announced it intends to require support across government agencies for IPv6 by 2008.

Are network managers and service providers sticks-in-the-mud who refuse to get with next-generation technology?

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OMB details milestones to move to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 11:07 PM
IPv6TF-SC Agencies may have until June 30, 2008, to transition to Internet Protocol Version 6, but the planning starts now.

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memo that gives agencies until Nov. 15 to assign an official to coordinate the move to the new protocol and complete an inventory of existing routers, switches and hardware firewalls.

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3G Americas Publishes White Paper on Convergence and Its Cross-Industry Impact
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 06:41 PM
IPv6 News Convergence -- encompassing the convergence between media, datacom and telecommunication industries -- is the topic of the latest report from 3G Americas, a wireless industry group supporting GSM and its evolution to 3G and beyond.

The white paper examines the components of convergence, provides an overview of the enabling technologies for full convergence such as HTTP/SIP, IPv6, VoIP, IMS, UMA and a host of radio access technologies and addresses how together they will facilitate Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC).

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Korea Moves into 'Ubiquitous' Mode
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 09:19 AM
IPv6TF-SC While the Thai government continues to push the country towards an information-based economy and society, over in South Korea they're already looking at the next stage, plotting plans for so-called ubiquitous communications, or "u-Korea," where people can communicate and access information anywhere and anytime.

Speaking at the recent SEK 2005, a major IT exhibition and seminar in Korea, the Minister of Information and Communications, Dr Daeje Chin, said the country would reach its u-Korea target as early as 2010.

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Call for Homeland Security Cybersecurity Improvements
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 10:42 AM
IPv6TF-SC The U.S. Department of Homeland Security needs to develop a recovery plan for widespread attack on the Internet, and it needs stable leadership in cybersecurity, a government investigator told a U.S. Senate subcommittee today.

While DHS can track Internet threats, it doesn't have an Internet recovery plan or a national cybersecurity threat assessment, David Powner, director of IT management in U.S. Government Accountability Office, told a subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. DHS is making progress but more work needs to be done, he said.

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Internet Security and the Threshold of Pain
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 06:12 PM
IPv6 News How bad do things need to get for organizations to be willing to switch to IPv6? Very, says Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe, who nonetheless believes that the time has come.

...You're the perfect person to ask a question I've been wondering about for a decade—and which goes back to your point about security and why IPv6 hasn't been adopted.

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Bodies Team for IPv6 Work
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 12:30 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Forum and The Open Group have announced a cooperative effort to generate consensus between governments and industry, and deploy a global industry-wide IPv6 product standard and formal certification program.

The program is designed to accelerate the adoption of IPv6, the "next-generation" Internet Protocol that offers new capabilities and addresses the fundamental limitations of the currently used IPv4.

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Report of the Working Group on Internet Governance
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 01:21 AM
IPv6TF-SC The United Nations Secretary-General today transmitted the Report of the Working Group on Internet Governance to the President of the Preparatory Committee of the World Summit on the Information Society, Ambassador Janis Karklins, and the WSIS Secretary-General, Mr Yoshio Utsumi.

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UN to propose global internet council
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 01:56 PM
IPv6TF-SC The United Nations and the US are set to come to blows with the publication next week of a UN report that will recommend the US's internet governance powers be transferred to a UN-linked body.

The report of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance, a copy of which has been obtained by ComputerWire, suggests the creation of a new organization that would take over the internet oversight functions of the US Department of Commerce.

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ETSI is pleased to invite you to the 6th IPv6 Plugtests
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 04:56 PM
IPv6TF-SC The complexity of implementing IPv6 technology and the relative openness of IETF standards means that wide-ranging and effective testing of IPv6 products will be one of the key factors in ensuring the deployment, interoperability, security and reliability of the IPv6 infrastructure on which the success of e-Government, e-Business, e-Health, e-Learning and e-Procurement will eventually depend.

The event will be held in Sophia Antipolis 17th to 21st of October 2005.

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Pioneers of the IPv6-based New Internet Meet in September 2005 in Silicon Valley
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 01:45 PM
IPv6TF-SC The North American IPv6 Task Force and the IPv6 Forum today announced that the world class North American IPv6 Technology Conference 1 will be held September 19-22, 2005 at San Jose State University in San Jose, California, combined with an IPv6 solution demo area.

The North American IPv6 Technology Conference 1 will gather the founders and the most innovative and influential leaders from the global Internet community to discuss strategic and deployment issues related to the next generation Internet protocol, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

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Agencies must prepare for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 02:43 PM
IPv6TF-SC The move to the next generation of Internet technologies is inevitable, but civilian agencies that planned to take it slow received a wake-up call last month. Karen Evans, the Office of Management and Budget's administrator for e-government and information technology, set a June 2008 deadline for civilian agencies to add the new technology to their network backbones.

The task is made easier by network hardware and software makers that are already adding IPv6 support to their products, said Ben Schultz, managing engineer of the interoperability lab at the University of New Hampshire.

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OMB: Agencies must use advanced Internet by 2008
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 07:53 PM
IPv6TF-SC Federal agencies must use the next-generation Internet service known as Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) by June 2008, the White House Office of Management and Budget announced Wednesday.

The office said it would issue a policy memorandum dictating full federal "IPv6" compliance in an effort to spur its deployment throughout government agencies.

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Congress To Study Slow Pace Of Migration To IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 10:05 PM
IPv6TF-SC Whither IPv6? Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), an Internet upgrade, promises a virtually limitless number Web addresses and tighter security. Other countries have embraced it. But why not the U.S? Congress aims to find out.

To get to the bottom of the matter, government and private sector specialists are testifying at Congressional hearings in Washington Wednesday.

The subject of the hearings says it all: "Is the Federal Government Doing Enough? Will Other Nations Surpass the U.S?" Congressman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), chairman of the Committee on Government Reform, is presiding.

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Get ready for IPv6: Five security issues to consider
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 10:07 PM
IPv6 News Although IPv6 is a security-enabled protocol, migration from IPv4 can create new risks and weaken an organization's security strategy. Learn about the potential hazards and how to ensure a smooth transition without jeopardizing your company's security.

If you haven't thought about the impact of IPv6 on your network's security, it's time to start thinking! The replacement for the venerable IPv4 protocol is now in use on the Internet and might even exist on your network without your knowledge. Here's a look at some of the security implications of IPv6.

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New publication: IPv6 - Legal Aspects of the New Internet Protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 03:11 AM
Euro6IX The EC IST project Euro6IX has released a new publication. In this case it is targeted also to lawyers and not neccesarily just to a technical audience.

This book aims to contribute some basic knowledge about the technical specifications of IPv6 and to analyse, from a legal point of view, the problems and possible solutions that could exist regarding the right to privacy, data protection and intellectual property rights.

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Barcelona 2005 Global IPv6 Summit slides available
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 04:59 PM
IPv6TF-SC After a very succesful event, with more than 50 speakers during a complete week, the presentations of the past Barcelona Global IPv6 Summit, jointly organized with the Global Internet Congress, June 2005 are now on-line.

The event also had a very important impact in TV, radio, press and digital media.

Furthermore, several IST projects shared a booth where several demonstrations were displayed, including new commercial UMTS services.

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The Catalonian Telematic Educational Network Demonstrates IPv6 Deployment
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 08:19 AM
Euro6IX XTEC, the Catalonian Telematic Educational Network participated this week in the Barcelona Global IPv6 Summit, hosted by the Internet Global Congress (IGC). The event included, in addition to the conferences, an exhibition area where several new services and applications have been demonstrated.

Consulintel, as part of the activities of the Euro6IX EC IST co-funded project, has cooperated with XTEC in order to design and support this deployment.

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BSC MareNostrum Supercomputer, First in the World with IPv6 Access, Inaugurated at Internet Global Congress
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 08:09 AM
Euro6IX Barcelona Supercomputing Center MareNostrum Supercomputer access network has been enabled with IPv6. With the occasion of the Global IPv6 Summit in Barcelona, hosted by the Internet Global Congress (IGC), the access network used by the Scientifics from the entire world to access the latest of the supercomputers, "MareNostrum," from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), has been enabled with IPv6 connectivity.

Consulintel, as part of the activities of the Euro6IX EC IST co-funded project, has cooperated with BSC in order to design and setup this access.

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Al-Pi Becomes the First Telecom Operator in Catalonia to Offer Access to Internet with IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 07:59 AM
Euro6IX Al-Pi offered IPv6 Gigabit connectivity for the Global IPv6 Summit and Internet Global Congress in Barcelona. The company will offer in the near future this service to its customers.

For this deployment, Al-Pi has worked jointly with Consulintel, which was in charge of the design and configuration of the network as part of the activities of the Euro6IX European Commission IST co-funded project.

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IPv6 expanding slowly, but the time for planning is now
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 09:38 AM
IPv6TF-SC The California IPv6 Task Force is making plans to roll out a pilot network using the new version of the Internet Protocols for state and local first responders within the coming year.

The program, to be called MetroNet6, is in the early stages of development. Jim Bound, chief technology officer for the North American IPv6 Task Force, said at the SuperComm trade show yesterday that the network probably would use 802.11 wireless networking to connect police, fire and emergency medical personnel at the local level. The MoonV6 test bed network could provide a nationwide command and control link.

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WIT hosts network security convention
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 09:36 AM
SEINIT A pan-European research team exploring new ways to secure networks has met at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

Mícheál ó Foghlú, research director at the TSSG, said, "Ambient intelligence incorporated into smart devices and software should radically improve the usability and usefulness of IT to people at work, play or rest. The promise of this freedom of communication where PCs, mobile phones, personal digital assistants and even standard household devices can all communicate seamlessly with each other also raises the question of how to make all this communication secure and private.”

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100Mbps DSL broadband services given green light
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 09:09 AM
IPv6 News The International Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) has finalised the specification for DSL broadband services up to 100Mbps.

VDSL2 (very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line 2) uses existing copper wires, and is designed to complement the installation of fibre networks to provide support for high-bandwidth applications such as TV, video-on-demand and videoconferencing. Many operators see it as the ideal accompaniment to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP), where fibre optic lines are used to link offices or apartment blocks to the network backbone (PSTN) to provide sufficient bandwidth for all the users in each building.

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Reports: Agencies must prepare for new Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 09:00 AM
IPv6TF-SC The nation’s faster, better, next-generation Internet system is knocking at the door of federal information technology managers. So far, only the Defense Department has put out a welcome mat.

The Government Accountability Office released a report, “Federal Agencies Need to Plan for Transition and Manage Security Risks,” May 24 during a four-day Coalition Summit for IPv6, or Internet protocol version six. The report concludes that IPv6 is gaining momentum globally, but in this country, only the Defense Department has a coordinated method to integrate the next version at the agency.

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Monograph from UPGRADE-CEPIS: IPv6, More than A Protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 10:39 PM
IPv6 Cluster news This is an exciting moment: a lot of interesting work has been done and we have a great many lessons to assimilate, but this may just be the moment when we start to see IPv6 become a reality.

For this monograph we have invited authors with extensive experience in the research and promotion of IPv6 to provide a broad view of the current state of IPv6 in articles addressing different perspectives of IPv6 deployment.

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Federal Agencies Need to Plan for Transition
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 11:12 PM
IPv6TF-SC Key planning considerations for federal agencies include recognizing that an IPv6 transition is already under way because IPv6-capable software and equipment exist in agency networks. Other important agency planning considerations include: developing inventories and assessing risks; creating business cases that identify organizational needs and goals; establishing policies and enforcement mechanisms; determining costs; and identifying timelines and methods for transition. As we have previously reported, planning for system migration and security are often problematic in federal agencies.

However, proactive integration of IPv6 requirements into federal contracts may reduce the costs and complexity of transition by ensuring that federal applications can operate in an IPv6 environment without costly upgrades.

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Telecoms Equipment Firms Expedite Commercialization Of IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 11:42 AM
IPv6 News Boosted by government support and early adoption by communication carriers, domestic equipment makers, large and small, and research organizations are accelerating development of equipment needed for deployment of the next-generation Internet address system, IPv6.

According to industry sources, communication equipment makers, including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Locus, iBIT, Mercury and AddPac Technology, and research organization such as the Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI) are developing small and medium-sized routers, home routers, trunk gateways, access gateways, VoIP, and wireless access points. These firms are expected to begin rolling out products next month.

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Extreme Internet Makeover Draws 50 Military and Industrial Speakers to Washington DC Coalition Summit for IPv6 from May 23-26
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 11:25 AM
IPv6 News The Internet as you know it is undergoing an extreme makeover, a hot issue compelling 50 military (including three 3-star generals), government and industry experts (the father of the Internet) from around the world to converge at the Coalition Summit for IPv6 on May 23-26, 2005, in the Washington DC area.

As the Internet becomes as accessible and mobile as a cell phone by 2008, the changes will have profound effects upon homeland security, give a much-needed boost to technological industry and create some 10 million new jobs in the U.S. alone.

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Interest in IPv6 found to be lagging
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, May 21, 2005 - 03:38 PM
IPv6 News Although it has been in the work for a decade, the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 has failed to excite the interest of key decision makers in the federal government and private sector, according to a survey by equipment vendor Juniper Networks.

Juniper's Federal IPv6 IQ Study found that less than 7% of respondents consider IPv6 "very important to achieving their IT goals," despite the fact that the protocol is designed to address, among other things, many of the quality of service, security, and network management issues that concern them. The Federal government is particularly indifferent to IPv6 and lags well-behind the private sector in migration planning and awareness.

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Ninth M'sia Plan To Be Golden Era Of ICT Sector
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 03:03 PM
IPv6TF-SC The 9th Malaysia Plan period (2006-2010) is going to be the golden era of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, said Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik.

Dr Lim said other bigger challenges taken was to make Malaysia an IPv6-enabled nation by 2010 and turn it into a global destination for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) professional training.

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UN's Working Group on Internet Governance Survey
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 01:46 AM
IPv6 News The UN's Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) is conducting a survey to ask stakeholders for their thoughts on current Internet Governance arrangements.

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IPv6 in U.S. Department of Commerce Strategic Information Technology Plan for 2004-2008
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, May 13, 2005 - 12:48 PM
IPv6TF-SC The DOC has published an addendum to the Department of Commerce (DOC) Strategic Information Technology Plan (SITP) documentsprovides initial planning for the incorporation of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) into the Department's Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) processes and Enterprise Architecture (EA).

While Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) currently represents the fundamental internetworking protocol for DOC, the Department recognizes IPv6 as an emerging standard and has already taken steps to ensure the adoption of IPv6-enabled technology as part of the lifecycle of existing investments.

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Asia Leads U.S. in Net Upgrade
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, May 13, 2005 - 09:02 AM
IPv6 News Carriers in Asian countries are shifting to a new Internet protocol, but U.S. telcos choose to wait it out.

While U.S.-based telephone companies delay their spending on the next-generation Internet protocol, Asian countries like Japan, South Korea, and China are moving ahead, looking to raise their profits in the process.

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KOREAv6 Pilot Projects Partner with IT839 Strategy
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 03:20 AM
IPv6 News The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the National Computerization Agency (NCA) will continue to carry out KOREAv6 Pilot Projects this year. The projects aim to develop the necessary applications and discover business models required in the commercialization of the next generation Internet address system i.e. IPv6.

This year's focus is on increased collaboration and partnership with the IT839 Strategy Projects including Wibro and Home Network. The projects will be utilizing the KOREAv6 nation-wide network that was constructed last year.

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So where is all the IPv6?
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 01:36 AM
IPv6 News Five years ago, I wrote a column questioning the need for IPv6 because I felt IPv4 was more than adequate. Two years later, I wrote another column basically saying the same thing - which did nothing to endear me to the IPv6 contingent. Then last year, my interest in IPv6 heightened, and I wrote a column recommending that users consider IPv6 for any new implementations.

...That doesn't mean IPv6 is dead.

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Final Countdown for the Next Global IPv6 Summit, Worldwide IPv6 Task Forces and IPv6 Cluster Meeting
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 11:55 PM
IPv6TF-SC The next Global IPv6 Summit will be held in Barcelona, June 6-10th. This international event will also be the meeting point for people all around the world involved in the deployment of IPv6, including groups such as the IPv6 Task Forces and the IPv6 Cluster.

After the success of the three previous "Madrid Global IPv6 Summit" events, this latest event will highlight that IPv6 is already being deployed.

On this occasion, the event is jointly organized with the Internet Global Congress (IGC), in Barcelona, in order to provide a much more complete view of the progress of IPv6 in a broad spectrum of ICT sectors.

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ICANN Strategic Plan revised
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 11:23 PM
IPv6TF-SC At ICANN's meetings in April 2005 in Mar del Plata, Argentina, the ICANN community participated in three public workshops on strategic and operational planning. Based on feedback from those workshops, staff has produced a revised version of the strategic plan (v7.3) for community review and comment.

At its meeting on 3 May 2005, ICANN's Board directed that the revised strategic plan be posted for public comments. The comment period will be open until 13 May 2005 at 23:59 UTC. At ICANN's next meetings (in Luxembourg in July 2005), the ICANN community will be invited to participate in the development of the next round of ICANN's planning process for July 2006 - June 2010.

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Address Policies
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 07:48 AM
IPv6 News When does an experiment in networking technology become a public utility? Does it happen on a single date, or is it a more gradual process of incremental change? And at what point do you change that way in which resources are managed to admit a broader of public interests? And how are such interests to be expressed in the context of the network itself, in terms of the players, their motivation and the level of common interest in one network?

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Setting radio free
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, May 09, 2005 - 03:27 PM
IPv6 News Adding new services to the radio spectrum is a complex but necessary task as wireless technology becomes increasingly important.

The Open Future for Wireless Communications conference in Cambridge, organised by the Communications Innovation Institute in conjunction with the Cambridge-MIT Institute, saw technologists, regulators, researchers, network operators, equipment and chip manufacturers get together to discuss the future of radio regulation.

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Internet speed record falls to Tokyo University
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, May 07, 2005 - 08:47 PM
IPv6 News Both Internet land speed records have fallen. A team from the University of Tokyo has set a new mark for long-distance data transfer using the IPv4 protocol while researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and CERN in Switzerland broke the record for IPv6 transfers.

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The IPv6 Cluster, the IPv6 Task Force and HS247 join forces for a new IPv6 site: ‘The IPv6 Portal’
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 01:39 PM
IPv6 Cluster news Madrid, May 2nd, 2005 – A new exclusive IPv6 site, “The IPv6 Portal”, has been produced as a joint effort of the IPv6 Cluster, the IPv6 Task Force and HS247. It provides comprehensive information about Research and Deployment activities related to IPv6.

The IPv6 Portal also provides all kind of news related to IPv6, IPv6 events and information about vendors and providers of IPv6 services and applications, all around the world. A weekly newsletter and other features are also available for registered users. All the information is also available via RSS feeds.

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Internet gridlock looms, but some see a fix at hand
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 01:32 PM
IPv6 News Just like a city, the Internet’s virtual space is divvied up into addresses — not e-mail addresses, but Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Each numerical address represents a piece of the Internet, and you can’t connect to the Internet without one.

The current version of the Internet has more than 4 billion IP addresses. But soon, that might not be enough.

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FCC to Push VoIP 911 Requirements
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 10:59 AM
IPv6 News Originaly declared a regulation free area, VoIP is going under a new look. With complaints against it, the FCC has decided to move forward with its original plan to require VoIP providers to provide 911 support. This brings up interesting questions on how they're going to know where in the world your VoIP enabled laptop is when you call 911.

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New internet addresses present new opportunities
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 10:15 AM
IPv6TF-SC A new system for assigning internet addresses will provide entrepreneurs with opportunities for innovation.

This is the view of Jordi Palet Martinez, an internet consultant, who made a presentation on the new IPv6 system to the AfriNIC policy making meeting in Maputo, Mozambique.

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Net becomes domain of its cofounder
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 07:55 PM
IPv6 News Every New Year's eve, net heads should raise their glasses and take a swig in honour of Vint Cerf, who co-authored the TCP/IP protocol that is fundamental to the internet's operation.

What are the roadblocks stopping widespread adoption of IP Version Six.

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The Geography of Internet Addressing
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 07:36 PM
IPv6 News The ITU-T has proposed a new system of country-based IP address allocations which aims to satisfy a natural demand for self-determination by countries; however, the proposal also stands to realign the Internet's frontiers onto national boundaries, with consequences which are explored here.

It is important to note that for the purposes of this discussion, the IPv4 and IPv6 addressing systems behave identically.

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Overcrowded Internet needs new address book
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 01:32 PM
IPv6 News The Internet is running out of real estate.

Just like a city, the Internets virtual space is divvied up into addresses - not e-mail addresses, but Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Each numerical address represents a piece of the Internet, and you cant connect to the Internet without one.

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The IPv6 Portal: Integrating the IPv6 Cluster, IPv6 Task Force and HS247 sites
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 11:48 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The IPv6 Cluster, the IPv6 Task Force and HS247 have started an integration process in the new IPv6 reference site: The IPv6 Portal.

The new site is already working and most of the contents are already available, specially the IPv6 news, which are being delivered from there since a few days.

The site offers also RSS Feeds for the news service and more feeds are being designed to match the specific user needs.

Uptade your bookmarks to point to the new site http://www.ipv6tf.org.

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V6 set to spark aging internet
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 09:22 PM
IPv6 News With 4.3 billion addresses available on the Internet, it might seem, “enough is enough.” That’s almost enough for every person on Earth to have a computer with its own presence on the information superhighway.

But we’re entering a new digital era in which the Internet will grow much faster. With economies booming in the Far East, millions more people will be using the Internet. Even more important, existing users and new ones alike will have an array of devices, aside from computers, that need an address.

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NIDA plays central role in Internet development
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 12:55 PM
IPv6TF-SC The state-run National Internet Development Agency has a central role in the designing the framework of policies regarding the public use of the Internet in Korea.

In accordance to the 'IPv6 Promotion Master Plan" adopted by the Ministry of Information and Communication last year, the National Internet Development Agency has been committed in designing a deployment plan for IPv6.

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Vint Cerf on Internet trouble spots
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 09:00 PM
IPv6 News Phil Windley has written up and photographed a recent talk given by Vint Cerf on challenges facing the Internet and computer science. Cerf should know as he is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet.

Among the big challenges are identity theft, personal privacy, search algorithms, semantic networks, database sharing, IPv6 deployment, allocation policy development, DNS refactoring and provisioning.

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IP address supply facing crunch
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 07:03 AM
IPv6 News What do China, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University have in common?

Answer: China and the three US universities have roughly the same number of Internet protocol (IP) addresses, a globally unique number identifying each machine on the Internet.

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Could IP Addressing Benefit from the Introduction of Competitive Suppliers?
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 11:06 PM
IPv6 News In recent months proposals have been made for the introduction of competition into the system of allocation of IP addresses. In particular, calls have made for new IP address registries to be established which would compete with the existing Regional Internet address Registries (RIRs).

Specific proposals have been made by Houlin Zhao of the ITU-T and by Milton Mueller of the Internet Governance Project, both of which propose that the ITU itself could establish such a registry group, operating as a collection of national registries.

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Comments to WGIG on Draft Working Paper on IP Numbers
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 08:59 AM
IPv6TF-SC While it is true that IPv6 offers vastly more address space than IPv4, this space is not unlimited and there remain similarities in the way this space needs to be managed. There will continue to be a need for:
  • a guarantee that addresses used in a public environment will be unique worldwide;
  • neutral bodies allocating address space according to documented need and on the basis of policies set by a community of all stakeholders;
  • measures to avoid stockpiling or hoarding of IPv6 addresses in anticipation of future gain; and
  • an optimum address aggregation by managing IP addresses in a manner consistent with needs of providers, facilitating their services while helping in the optimization of the size of routing tables.


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Taken to task
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 08:51 AM
IPv6TF-SC The Global IPv6 Forum inaugurated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) Task Force during the second Gulf IPv6 Summit, which recently took place in Abu Dhabi.

Key task force members Etisalat and Case Technology aim to use the initiative to speed up the deployment of IPv6.

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New centre to test Internet protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 02:07 PM
IPv6 News The Irish Communications Minister has issued a call for proposals from interested parties for a national test centre for a new Internet protocol.

Minister Noel Dempsey announced today that the Department for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources is intending to establish a National Test Centre for IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6).

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Coalition Support New Media Platform
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 09:13 AM
IPv6 News China Government policy making organizations and media certification agencies, along with China's leading technology and broadband companies, celebrate the world-premiere and formation of a China Media-on-Demand (MOD) Coalition to create a new media on-demand platform for the delivery of rich media content, worldwide.

The IDV Global Media-On-Demand (GMOD) was a top-secret project until premiered at the China MOD Coalition press conference on April 12 in Beijing.

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Mobile IPv6 Video Delivery System Developed to Support Paramedic and Fire-Fight
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 08:35 AM
IPv6 News Internet Automobility Laboratory and WIDE Project announced on April 8 that their mobile routers and jointly developed system that support Mobile IPv6/NEMO have been delivered to City of Ikoma Fire Headquarters in Nara Prefecture.

This system will be used for joint development of the video delivery system to support paramedic and fire-fighting activities.

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UAE spearheads IPv6 initiative
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 01:13 PM
IPv6TF-SC “The world can not be developed without deploying IPv6. This protocol will be required for e-education, e-government, e-research, e-health, e-force and e-banking,” said Itidal Hasoon, general manager of Case Technology and co-chair of the Middle East & Africa Internet Protocol version 6 Task Force. “IPv6 will offer benefits that are not available in the old protocol [IPv4], like mobility, multicast, addresses, peer-to-peer applications, security and quality of services,” she added.

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ECS improves broadcasting options for Virgin Radio
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 06:58 PM
6NET The School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton is the first university department to deploy IPv6 in production on its network. Now a team at the School has worked on the technology with Virgin Radio to vastly increase its listening capacity online.

David Jones, Head of IT at Virgin Radio, said: 'We are delighted to be the first commercial radio station to adopt this next generation Internet protocol, and see it as being essential to the future of Internet Radio. IPv6 is core to the future provision of radio to 3G mobile devices, and will continue our strategy to expand on to all potential platforms.'

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MCI Connects Global Supercomputer Leader Cray to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 01:22 PM
IPv6 News MCI, Inc. today announced that MCI is providing Cray, the global leader in supercomputing, with an IPv6 network for interoperability testing and product development of next-generation applications and software.

A long-time MCI customer, Cray provides innovative computing platforms that enable scientists and engineers in academia, government and industry to meet both existing and future computational challenges.

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New co-chairs for the IPv6 Cluster
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 10:36 AM
IPv6 Cluster news After three years of excellent work as Chairperson of the IPv6 Cluster, Mat Ford (BT, UK), has decided to pass the token.

Dr. Tim Chown (University of Southampton, UK) and Jordi Palet (Consulintel, Spain) have voluntered to continue this task, acting as the new co-chairs of the IPv6 Cluster.

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Demonstrating secure wireless personal access networks
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 10:26 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The growing power of the Internet has encouraged users to take advantage of more broadband facilities and greater mobility. Now researchers have linked and demonstrated these capabilities within Wireless Personal Area Networks, or WPANs.

The WPAN concept is designed to offer connection capabilities for all the various information devices that individuals may need or want to carry within their personal information space.

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Final Agenda Ready: Barcelona Global IPv6 Summit 2005
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 01:50 PM
IPv6TF-SC The final agenda of the next Global IPv6 Summit 2005, in Barcelona, June 6th-10th is now available, including new keynote speakers.

In addition, a new IPv6 Cluster meeting has been scheduled for the Friday afternoon, followed by an open debate about the future of IPv6 and related activities worlwide, were participants from all the world will provide their views.

The early registration special deal will finish on April 15th.

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IPv6 Forum India honoured
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 10:12 AM
IPv6 News IPv6 Forum, a worldwide consortium of leading Internet vendors, research and education networks, has awarded the 'IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award' to the three founding members of IPv6 Forum India for their relentless efforts in promoting IPv6 standards and technologies in India.

At a ceremony held during the recently concluded 5th IPv6 Global Summit at Bangalore, IPv6 Forum president Latif Ladid presented the award, on behalf of the entire global IPv6 community, to Hemanth T Dattatreya, Jayachandra K and Gopi Krishna S Garge of the IPv6 Forum India.

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ISP IPv6 Deployment Scenarios in Broadband Access Networks
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 11:25 AM
6POWER This IETF document provides detailed description of IPv6 deployment and integration methods and scenarios in today's Service Provider Broadband networks in coexistence with deployed IPv4 services.

Cable/HFC, BB Ethernet, xDSL and WLAN are the main BB technologies that are currently deployed, and discussed in this document. The emerging PLC/BPL access technology is also discussed contributed with the results of the 6POWER project.

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Barcelona Global IPv6 Summit 2005 agenda published
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 01:01 AM
IPv6TF-SC The agenda of the next Global IPv6 Summit in Barcelona, June 2005, has been released.

The event is organized this year jointly with IGC2005, with an expected attendance over 2.600 people from different ICT sectors.

The event includes a special tutorial about the deployment of IPv6 in Broadband Access Networks.

The registration is already open, and the special early bid rate is available until 15th of April.

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Cerf Says Symmetry is Beautiful
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 12:36 AM
IPv6 News Vint Cerf's Wednesday evening at the Freedom to Connect dinner concerned where the Internet should go in the future. Having designed TCP/IP, the protocol that ties it all together, he is the person to ask about the Internet's future.

"My initial job was getting IP on everything," Cerf said. That's been done by now. IP is on every device from the smallest handheld to the largest supercomputer.

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Etisalat, Case Technology and the IPv6 Forum
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 11:49 PM
IPv6TF-SC Etisalat, Case Technology and the United Arab Emirates Internet Community in collaboration with the Global IPv6 Forum announced the inauguration of the UAE IPv6 Task Force during the second Gulf IPv6 Summit currently taking place in Abu Dhabi.

The objective of this initiative is to speed up deployment and uptake of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) with support from industrial, educational & research communities and government agencies.

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30th, March 2005: Ten years ago ...
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 04:57 PM
IPv6 News Ten years ago with the very first communications between two independent implementations, IPv6 became reality!

References:

  • RFC 3160 "The Tao of IETF", section 7 "How to Contribute to the IETF -- What You Can Do", about the importance of "running code" for IETF,
  • the log of a communication between:
    • ottawa, using the "INRIA" IPv6 stack (written by Francis Dupont, today at Point6) on NetBSD;
    • sipper, using the IPv6 stack of OSF/1 (developed by a Digital team lead by Jim Bound, today "HP Fellow" and IPv6 Forum CTO).


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The U.N. thinks about tomorrow's cyberspace
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 11:35 AM
IPv6 News The International Telecommunication Union is one of the most venerable of bureaucracies. Created in 1865 to facilitate telegraph transmissions, its mandate has expanded to include radio and telephone communications.

But the ITU enjoys virtually no influence over the Internet. That remains the province of specialized organizations such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN; the Internet Engineering Task Force; the World Wide Web Consortium; and regional address registries.

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IPv6 addresses its problems
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 02:21 PM
IPv6 News IPv6 has long been a solution in search of a problem. Now, pressure from two directions may help it fulfil its promise.

Something is happening in IPv6, the next generation Internet Protocol that’s been waiting in the wings for the best part of a decade. Google has been allocated an address range, marking the start of its permanent presence on the new frontier. Longhorn will have IPv6 as standard. Linux has it already. And Microsoft has tried to patent it, surely a rite of passage for any new technology that aspires to be taken seriously.

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KT has Successfully Tested Korea’s First Wireless IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 10:18 PM
IPv6 News Korea Telecom announced that it has recently launched pilot services after establishing Korea’s first wireless LAN network supporting both the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses with the Institute of New Media & Communications, Seoul National University.

The new services are a result of the “Development of IPv6 Network Services and Mobility Support Technology”, which is KT Convergence Laboratory’s project to develop an advanced IT infrastructure technology. The infrastructure is designed to provide IEEE802.11a/b/g compliant IPv6, 2.4GHz, and 5GHz bands with a wireless connection speed of up to 54Mbps.

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NICT Commissioning R&D of IPv6 Enabled Information Appliances
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 09:32 AM
IPv6TF-SC NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) of Japan is now accepting applications from companies for the commission of R&D on IPv6 enabled information appliances in FY2005.

The objective of the R&D is to build and deploy a system that can deliver a variety of highly sophisticated services by IPv6 enabling information appliances as well as networks in order to realize the ubiquitous society.

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Rolling out next generation's net
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 09:12 AM
IPv6 News The body that oversees how the net works, grows and evolves says it has coped well with its growth in the last 10 years, but it is just the start.

"In a sense, we have hardly started in reaching the whole population," the new chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Brian Carpenter, says.

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Telco TV: Key Enablers In The Race For Customer Lock-In
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 09:10 AM
IPv6 News Despite some notable yet unsuccessful video-on-demand trials back in the 90s, telcos are again in a race to deliver TV and other interactive, broadband IP-based services.

Today they are investing most urgently in the infrastructure, alliances and services bundling needed to offset access line revenue erosion and customer churn due to wireless substitution and the VoIP offerings of cable companies and alternative service providers.

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Government acts to IPv6-enable the nation
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 12:49 PM
IPv6TF-SC All government departments are expected to be IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) compliant by 2008, said Energy, Water, and Communications Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Halim Shafie last Friday.

“We have established a National IPv6 council under the ministry to provide the vision, mission, and strategic plan for IPv6 implementation in the country,” he said.

The Government is also currently working out a budget for the promotion of IPv6 in Malaysia, he added.

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Behind Softbank IPv6 Announcement
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 12:46 PM
IPv6 News Softbank BB announced on February 10 the IPv6 roadmap for its broadband Internet service Yahoo! BB. The company announced that it will officially start IPv6 services for its subscribers at the end of 2005. Yahoo! BB is the most popular broadband Internet service for consumers in Japan with 4.75 million ADSL service subscribers. Influence of the announcement, therefore, is potentially very large.

This announcement has to do with the fact that Softbank BB was to return the IPv4 address space it had acquired as part of the “Large Space IPv4 Trial Usage Program for Future IPv6 Deployment” by the end of 2005.

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Latest IPv6 Standardisation Report Published
Posted by: fordm5 on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 03:59 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The latest IPv6 Standardisation Report has been published. This regular report provides updated information about the latest IPv6 standards coming out of the IETF, with the support of the EC IST research community. Highlights from the IETF62 meeting are also included. The report is available for free download from the IPv6 Cluster Standardisation Reports page, here.

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Multimedia communications come of age at ECS
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 12:14 PM
IPv6 News A group of students from ECS, the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, are currently showcasing the new ECS-TV service at the Blue Fusion Science Week event at IBM’s Hursley Research Lab.

ECS-TV is already providing a television service over the School’s wired and wireless network, using the latest IPv6 infrastructure.

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China To Invest 210B Yuan In Telecom Industry In 2005
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 12:11 PM
IPv6TF-SC China will invest 210 billion Yuan in its telecom industry this year, reports Sina.

Telecom operators will upgrade current networks to use soft switch technology and invest in metropolitan area networks (MAN).

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Minutes and Presentations available from IPv6 Cluster Meeting XIII
Posted by: fordm5 on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 09:45 AM
IPv6 Cluster news A report of the proceedings and all presentations from the 13th Meeting of the IPv6 Cluster, which took place in Trento, Italy at the beginning of February, are now online here. The event was co-located with the SAINT2005 conference.

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Google getting ready for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 03:27 PM
IPv6 News Google has received from ARIN a /32 IPv6 prefix: 2001:4860::/32

This is probably a good sign for one more IPv6 available service or hopefully set of them.

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Allied Technology Leaders From Governments and Companies Gather for IPv6 Summit
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 02:51 PM
IPv6 News IPv6 Summit, Inc. announced today the major new conference on the New Internet, the Coalition Summit for IPv6, to be held May 23-26 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA. This premier event for government and industry decision makers to unveil new programs and products will this year feature not only US initiatives, but will focus on major projects, best practices and plans from major global partners.

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The Next Generation Internet Protocol Moves from Theory to Practice
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 01:41 PM
IPv6 News O'Reilly Releases "IPv6 Network Administration".

For nearly a decade, the next generation protocol to improve the Internet has been "just two years away." Finally, the future has arrived. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is ready, it works, and its momentum is starting to build. With huge numbers of users in Asia preparing to go online--along with new Internet enabled devices such as cars and refrigerators--the current, 20-year-old IP protocol is straining under the weight. IPv6 software has begun to ship with operating systems and routers, and anyone who runs a network needs to learn how to deploy it.

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Etisalat sponsors Regional IPv6 Summit in Abu Dhabi
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 07:57 AM
IPv6TF-SC Etisalat has teamed up with the IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) forum and Case Technology to host a Regional IPv6 Summit which will take place in Abu Dhabi.

The IPv6 Summit will gather the most innovative and influential leaders from the region’s Internet community to discuss strategic and deployment issues related to IPv6.

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New IPv6 Cluster publication: IPv6 and Broadband
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 11:20 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The IPv6 Cluster has released its latest publication: IPv6 and Broadband.

This booklet provides an overview of the European R&D activities in the IPv6 area, including deployment status for both IPv6 and Broadband, in Europe and the rest of the world.

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French-US Defense Delegations and IPv6 Organizations Convene to Collaborate
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 02:39 PM
IPv6TF-SC Officials from the French Military Procurement Agency (DGA), the Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), United States Army, IPv6 Forum, National IPv6 Task Force of France, and North American IPv6 Task Force met for two days over the last month to discuss the deployment state and technology benefits of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Representatives from the two defense agencies agreed to jointly explore the introduction, transition, and eventual implementation of IPv6 to help support the evolution of network centric operations communication systems.

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Rotary International Recognizes the Digital Divide
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 12:46 PM
IPv6 News Rotary International officially recognized the existence of the Digital Divide and has recognized the International Fellowship of Rotarians United to Bridge the Digital Divide.

One very concrete example of work that the Digital Divide Fellowship will focus on will be the global introduction of IPv6.

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MCI Aids IPv6 Testing
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 12:01 AM
IPv6TF-SC he UNH-IOL is a key test and development organization for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), which is seen as a key step in expanding the rapidly dwindling number of IP addresses available under the current system.

UNH-IOL and MCI recently agreed to bring the Moonv6 test network online.

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Barcelona 2005 Global IPv6 Summit: Call for Papers extended
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 10:46 AM
IPv6TF-SC The call for papers for the next European Global IPv6 Summit in Barcelona, next June 2005 has been extended.

The new deadline for the submission of the papers is 4th of March; only a short abstract is required.

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Latest IPv6 Status Discussed at Asia Pacific IPv6 Summit
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 10:33 AM
IPv6 News Asia Pacific IPv6 Summit was held on February 23 and 24 2005 in Kyoto, Japan.

The conference was held as part of Asia Pacific Regional INTERNET Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT), with presentations on the present and future of IPv6 and Asia Pacific region.

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IPv6 technology use grows by 150%
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 05:19 AM
IPv6TF-SC A new form of internet protocol that will allow users bigger, faster downloads is quickly growing in popularity in the country, a study says.

Research by the Asia Pacific Network Information Center has revealed that Indonesia experienced the second-highest growth in the Asia Pacific region after India for IPv6 users last year, with most of the growth being among internet service providers and academic institutions.

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IBMer named head of IETF
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 08:41 AM
IPv6 News The Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet's premier standards-setting body, has selected IBM researcher Brian Carpenter as its new chair.

The appointment was announced Thursday and will be made official March 9 at the all-volunteer group's meeting in Minneapolis.

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Defence to go IPv6 by 2013
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 08:35 AM
IPv6TF-SC In the wake of US military plans to IPv6-enable its network by 2008, Australia's defence force has disclosed its own plans for a target date of 2013.

In an exclusive interview with Computerworld, Defence's capability management and interoperability director, Group Captain Mike Walkington said an internal information committee first considered IPv6 in November last year and in January new CIO Air Vice Marshal John Monaghan approved an initial policy for achieving the transition to IPv6.

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Korea Sets Global IT Trend
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 01:24 PM
IPv6TF-SC Despite the slowdown in the global information technology industry and the sluggish domestic economy for the past two years, the Korean IT industry has maintained an annual growth of 13.2 percent and contributed to exports, playing a role as the driving engine of the Korean economy.

In addition, the foundation for futuristic infrastructures such as broadband convergence network, ubiquitous sensor network and IPv6 have been laid to prepare for a ubiquitous society.

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Get IPv6 skills to meet predicted demand
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 02:10 AM
IPv6 News Europe and the US have been slow to take up IPv6, which has been ready to use for several years. The EU has been funding research for nearly a decade, with little commercial take up. But with Asia racing ahead, US corporates and Scandinavian phone manufacturers are putting serious effort behind IP6.

IPv6 training is available from network suppliers and network training specialists. There is little demand as yet, but a surge in demand is predicted for later this year or 2006.

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IPv6 Forum Advances IPv6 Acceptance With Phase II Logo Program
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 08:18 PM
IPv6 News The IPv6 Forum has launched Phase II of its "IPv6 Ready" Logo Program, a rigorous converged test specification designed to generate a high level of confidence among users that IPv6 is not only operational but ready for deployment in actual networks.

The Phase II test plans cover IPv6 functionality including IPv6 address autoconfiguration, neighbour discovery, fragmentation, router and prefix discovery and Internet control messaging protocol version 6.

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Internet Pioneers Cerf and Kahn to Receive ACM TURING Award
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 03:35 PM
IPv6 News ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Vinton G. Cerf and Robert E. Kahn the winners of the 2004 A.M. Turing Award, considered the "Nobel Prize of Computing," for pioneering work on the design and implementation of the Internet's basic communications protocols.

Cerf and Kahn developed TCP/IP, a format and procedure for transmitting data that enables computers in diverse environments to communicate with each other.

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Blue Ribbon IPv6 Business Council Formed
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 03:09 PM
IPv6TF-SC The North American IPv6 Task Force, an IPv6 Forum subchapter dedicated to technical knowledge and discussion around IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol, today announced the formation of its first Blue Ribbon council to exclusively serve the business community.

The council is the first group in America focused specifically on identifying and applying the real business benefits of this next-generation Internet.

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New Exploitation Results from the Project
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 12:54 PM
Euro6IX As part of the exploitation results of the Euro6IX project, Telecom Italia Sparkle starts IPv6 testing activity on its own backbone.

Telecom Italia Sparkle, International department of Telecom Italia Group, sponsored the IPv6 workshop during SAINT 2005 event, held in Trento (Italy), which started on 31 January 2005.

At the end of the “IPv6 Deployment Status and Challenges” workshop, Telecom Italia Sparkle announced the start of an experimental activity on IPv6 inside its network infrastructure, making also a demonstration involving some selected sites on its international backbone, in particular Telekom Austria located in Vienna.

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Next Global IPv6 Summit in Barcelona, June 2005
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 05:19 PM
IPv6TF-SC The next big Global IPv6 Summit will be held in Barcelona, 6-10 of June 2005, in collaboration with Internet Global Congress.

The event is targeted to position IPv6 into the ICT business context and expects an international attendance of over 2.600 delegates.

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Telecom Italia Lab expands Moonv6 network into Italy
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 05:14 PM
Euro6IX Telecom Italia Lab (formerly CSELT) today announced that it has established a cross-Atlantic tunnel to the Moonv6 IPv6 network, thus expanding the world's largest multi-vendor next-generation Internet network into Italy.

Since summer 2004, Euro6IX and Moonv6 signed a cooperation agreement and the set-up of this connection through Telecom Italia Lab strengthens this collaboration for future activities.

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NASA Request for Comment on IPv6-based Global Air Space communication network
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 03:53 PM
IPv6 News NASA has formulated a list of requirements to ensure global interoperability and deployment. NASA is seeking comments from various industries, academia and government agencies throughout the world regarding these salient requirements.

Must be IPv6 based.

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Presentations and videos from Lima and Bogota IPv6 events available on-line
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 09:25 PM
IPv6TF-SC The presentations and videos from the recent events in Lima (Peru) and Bogota (Colombia), are now available.

The event were organized by NAPeru and CCIT/NAP Colombia, targeted to a large industry audience, in order to introduce IPv6 as an innovation oportunity for the developers in the region.

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Ambient intelligence could transform embedded world
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 07:37 PM
IPv6 News Ambient intelligence is the next wave of information technology, driven by software and both enabled and constrained by nanoscale physics, according to a researcher speaking at the International Solid State Circuits Conference here.

Nanoscale biosensors could also connect electronics to biotechnology via IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol that enables every object on earth to have its own unique IP address.

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MCI takes step toward commercial IPv6 service
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 11:14 AM
IPv6TF-SC MCI is providing a direct connection between its commercial Internet backbone and Moonv6, the world's largest test bed running IPv6 , an upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

The company says the move brings it one step closer to offering commercial IPv6 service in the U.S. Currently, the only ISP in the country that offers this capability is NTT Verio.

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ETNO Publishes Common Position on Future of IPv6 Management
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 08:30 PM
IPv6TF-SC The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) has published its common position on the future of IPv6 management.

The ITU-TSB as an active participant in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is looking to create a role for itself alongside Regional Internet Registries in the management of IPv6 resources.

"ETNO believes that the current system based on RIRs, as part of the ICANN and in accordance with ICANN principles of transparency, bottom-up approach and geographic representation, must be maintained."

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Executive Telecom Briefing: IPv6 Market Opportunities
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 08:20 PM
IPv6TF-SC Information Gatekeepers Inc., in cooperation with the North American IPv6 Task Force, will organize a one-day executive telecom briefing on IPv6 Market Opportunities on March 2, 2005 at the Burlington Marriott near Boston.

The deployment of IPv6 networks in the US and in several other countries has taken off since last year.

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Euro6IX and other IST IPv6 related activities introduced in Peru and Colombia
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:14 AM
Euro6IX Euro6IX and other IPv6 related activities and projects have been presented this week in Lima and Bogota.

Several presentations were organized by local organizations (NAPeru and CCIT, respectively), with a smashing success. Some presentations were targeted to engineers of ISPs participating in IXs, while others were targeted to the CEOs and CTOs of local industry at a large, in order to introduce IPv6 as an innovation oportunity.

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Using IPv6 Address Management Tool for LIRs
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:58 PM
IPv6 News IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan developed a prototype of “IPv6 Address Management Tool for LIRs”.

Its specs, source code and manuals are up on the Web already (at present, the software and instructions are all in Japanese).

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MIC introduces IPv6 deployment field trial at IPv6 showroom
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:46 PM
IPv6 News On January 19, 2005, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan started showing some of the validation tests of the IPv6 Deployment Field Trial at GALLERIA v6 (Tokyo, Japan), a showroom operated by the IPv6 Promotion Council.

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MCI Brings World's Largest Next-Generation Internet Test Bed Online
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:30 PM
IPv6 News MCI is collaborating with the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) to connect the North American IPv6 Task Force's Moonv6 next-generation Internet network to the commercial Internet backbone, allowing nationwide direct connection to the test bed.

MCI's connectivity to the Moonv6 network will give test participants a native, non-tunneled connection to Moonv6 via MCI's MAE(R) Services network exchange points.

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Can China Take Initiative of Next Generation Internet?
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:24 PM
IPv6 News Once China works out IPv6, it will escape the network security shade hanging over its head and have the network control in hand firmly.

The development of CNGI provides China of both opportunities and challenges. All the supporting software and hardware will be reshuffled, offering enterprises new opportunity and Chinese research institutions and enterprises an opportunity to master the core technology as well.

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'U-Korea' envisions next stage of digital revolution
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:07 PM
IPv6 News To provide the backbone for the new services, the government and industry will jointly develop advanced infrastructure such as the broadband convergence network (BcN), a massive Internet protocol providing nationwide connection at the speed of 50Mbps to 100Mbps, sensor-based computing networks and the next-generation Internet platform Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6).

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.de-Registry DeNIC expands .de name server network
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:59 AM
IPv6 News In the past few weeks, the German Registry DeNIC has expanded its global network of name servers.

rects the load balancing queries to the server that can be reached the fastest. In addition, DeNIC has put a second IPv6 name server into operation in Vienna.

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Broadcom steps ahead with secure and IPv6 enabled E'net switch
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 04:23 AM
IPv6 News Broadcom Corp.'s third-generation StrataXGS is the first Ethernet switch product to integrate security blocks directly into a 1- and 10-Gbit switching architecture.

The chip has a full packet buffer for quality-of-service scheduling, an Internet Protocol version 6 forwarding engine for OEMs moving to IPv6 support, a wireless-LAN switching interface that allows full integration of enterprise-level wired and wireless LANs, and security blocks from BlueSteel.

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ICANN accepts bids to operate .net registry
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 10:22 AM
IPv6 News The contest to operate the Internet's .net domain has begun, with four leading domain name service providers submitting bids to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers by the midnight Tuesday deadline.

NeuLevel's bid focuses on new technology and services, including support for IPv6, the next generation of the Internet's main protocol, as well as support for internationalized domain names. NeuLevel has teamed with Japan Registry Services, which operates Japan's .jp domain, on its .net bid. The two companies have formed a joint venture called Sentan Registry Services.

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Unsung internet pioneer awarded society's distinguished fellowship
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 10:10 AM
IPv6 News An unsung hero in the international development of the internet has been made the 24th BCS distinguished fellow.

Peter Kirstein's nomination for the society's highest honour said, "There would be no global internet without Peter Kirstein.

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Whither the ITU?
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 07:26 AM
IPv6 News There have always been arguments over who should decide the technical and regulatory issues raised by new communication technologies.

Tensions escalated in late 2004, after the ITU proposed to take on partial responsibility for the provisioning of the next stage of Internet addressing called IPv6, short for Internet Protocol Version 6.

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The move on to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 06:30 PM
IPv6 News If you've not done so already, it's time to get ready for the next generation of IP.

Even if businesses don't have immediate plans to implement IPv6, preparing for the inevitable transition now as opposed to later will only decrease the burden on IT administrators. This process doesn't have to be daunting if a thoughtful approach is taken. Plans should accommodate an implementation spanning a maximum of three to four years.

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Waterford’s TSSG lauded for research success
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 06:23 PM
DAIDALOS The successful partnership of Lake Communications and TSSG, the Waterford-based Telecommunications software & systems group in the €14.7 million project Daidalos — Designing Advanced Network Interfaces for the Delivery and Administration of Location Independent, Optimised Personal Services — has been highlighted at national level.

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Internet wonderland: will it work?
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 11:17 AM
IPv6 News Do you feel that in the near future 256 Kbps home broadband connectivity may not be enough to take care of your application needs? Do you want to access material from the Library of the US Congress but can’t do simply because the access speed is not enough to fetch your request from the library’s digital archive quickly?

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The Combination of IPv6 and GRID Systems
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 11:11 AM
IPv6 News During the last few years, Grid systems have emerged to perform large-scale computation and data storage over IP-enabled data communication networks. They use distributed, potentially remote, resources to optimize computation and storage resources.

Grid systems are normally considered as network middleware, since they lie between applications and network resources. The data of Grid systems is currently transported using Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). The next generation Internet Protocol, IPv6, is replacing IPv4 with improvements.

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CE Networking at 2005 International CES
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 11:06 AM
IPv6 News 2005 International CES, held on January 6 to 9, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcased exciting developments on home AV networking, multimedia services for homes, and networking technology for home networks.

This three-part series reports on each of these topics.

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The Reasons Why a Local Government Pursues IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 11:01 AM
IPv6 News Okayama Prefecture is the only prefecture in Japan that officially includes IPv6 as part of its IT policy.

In March 2004, the prefecture completed IPv6 support on the core network of its public information infrastructure, “Okayama Information Highway”, which connects all cities and towns in the prefecture.

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Tapping CES for Enterprise Tips
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 06:12 AM
IPv6 News We know that the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is all about the latest, coolest technology to be consumed by the masses, but that doesn't mean managers and users of IT can't find a way to use it at work—for efficiency's sake—to help the old "bottom line."

While floods of attendees will be going gaga over the newest iteration of the "digital living room," be sure to watch for changes and developments in the Internet itself with IPv6, digital rights management and broadband. Convergence is upon us. Are you ready to unify and handle it all together?

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Industry's First Combined Video, Voice, and Data Over Powerline at 200 Mbps.
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 02:33 PM
6POWER Corinex Communications Corp. and DS2 are proud to announce the immediate availability of the Powerline industry's first solution for distributing ultra high-speed signals over the existing electrical wiring in a building.

QoS is implemented with 8 service levels that are fully programmable to support any priority classification system like 802.1P tags, IP TOS coding (IPv4 or IPv6) or TCP source/destination ports, which has been developed by the 6POWER project.

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Unis lead race to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 01:56 PM
IPv6 News If next-generation IP networks promise improved security and manageability, IT departments could look to the higher education sector for inspiration as Victoria's Monash University joined some eight other universities with IPv6 connections to GrangeNet this month.

Paul Davis, CEO of GrangeNet (GRid And Next GEneration Network), said Monash is joining an increasing number of universities looking at the next-generation Internet protocol with IPv6 connections, which have been native since the advanced research network's inception in 2002.

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Will new IPv6 devices drive ‘New Internet’?
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 01:50 PM
IPv6 News The long, drawn-out transition to IP Version 6 got a boost from new portable devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Networked cameras, voice over IPv6 wireless phones and other new peripherals could drive the need for more addressable space.

Agencies will have little choice but to upgrade their networking infrastructures if they buy into IPv6-only product lines. So far, however, most are backward-compatible with IPv6’s 24-year-old predecessor, IP Version 4.

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The NIIF/Hungarnet Video Archive is IPv6 ready!
Posted by: misi on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 01:46 PM
6NET The 2nd IPv6 Network Management Tutorial event was organized by the Hungarian Research and Education Network (NIIF/Hungarnet). A video archive is ready and is IPv6 ready !

More then 300 archived presentation available (IPv4/IPv6).

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IP, IP hooray
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 07:14 AM
IPv6 News The issues surrounding BT's switch to the internet protocol for its entire infrastructure are epitomised in a new low-cost router from Zoom/Hayes that includes a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) port allowing you to use a standard phone to make free or cheap calls over the internet.

The quality should get more reliable still with the rollout of 21CN which, with an increasing proportion of the wider internet, will use next-generation IPv6 which can guarantee bandwidth to time-sensitive traffic.

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Euro6IX deploys Teredo Servers
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 02:31 PM
Euro6IX Euro6IX is working in order to test the deployment of Teredo Servers and Relays in a large scale network.

The first of those Teredo Server/Relay instances is located at Consulintel, in a Windows 2003 Server. It is working on teredo.autotrans.consulintel.com, and it can be used to configure any Teredo Client (either Windows or Linux/FreeBSD versions) when native IPv6 connectivity isn't available.

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The Global Grid Forum IPv6 WG releases two new documents
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 09:32 AM
IPv6 News The first document "Guidelines for IP version independence in GGF specifications", provides information to the Grid community regarding IP version dependence in GGF specifications.

The second document "Survey of IPv4 Dependencies in Global Grid Forum Specifications", provides information to the Grid community regarding the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) dependencies in current specifications.

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Preparing for a doomsday attack
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 08:29 AM
IPv6 News The Internet has withstood major assaults to bring the system crashing down, but each new cyberattack raises the specter of a doomsday scenario.

So when you talk about IPv6, what could that do to help prevent things?

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IPv6 workshop at IEEE SAINT2005
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 03:41 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The IPv6 Cluster is cooperating with IEEE in the organization of the international workshop "IPv6 Deployment Status and Challenges" to be held in Trento, Italy, during the SAINT2005 event, January 31 - February 4, 2005.

This workshop is oriented mainly to the sharing of information regarding actual deployment experiences by carriers and ISPs, in order to have a few models of how actually this is done in different scenarios, which are the challenges and so on.

A number of IPv6 Cluster projects papers had been accepted.

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Taiwan on the way to integrating IP telephony with PSTN
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 27, 2004 - 10:03 AM
IPv6 News The Taiwan government plans to offer “070” (the initial three digits) Internet Protocol (IP) phone numbers in 2005. The network is expected to connect to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to form a dual telephone network, according to the IP Phone Open Exchange (IPOX).

As well, IPOX will cooperate with the IPv6 Forum Taiwan to promote IPv6 voice over IP (VoIP), the consortium said.

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Oracle Database 10g on MAC OS X Server with IPv6 support
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 27, 2004 - 09:56 AM
IPv6 News Oracle Database 10g is now certified on Mac OS X Server. With the upcoming certification of Oracle JDeveloper 10g on Mac OS X, Oracle and Apple deliver a flexible, affordable and easy-to-manage enterprise database platform that is ideal for developing and deploying grid computing solutions.

With its open source core based on BSD, built-in support for the X11 Windowing System, IPv6, Kerberos integration, Mac OS X is perfect for UNIX development.

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Wi-Fi on the Autobahn?
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 27, 2004 - 09:50 AM
IPv6 News The German government hopes Wi-Fi will pave the way for safer and less congested roads, but first it is looking for a little help from the automobile industry.

The idea is to use 802.11a and IPv6 wireless technologies to create ad hoc wireless networks between vehicles.

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China launches new generation Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 27, 2004 - 09:26 AM
IPv6 News With the launch of the first backbone network of the next-generation Internet in China, the country is expected to dramatically narrow its gap with the world's leaders, officials and experts said.

Eight departments of the Chinese Government announced on Saturday in Beijing that CERNET2 was going into formal operation.

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CES Panel on New Internet Presents New Markets for Consumer Electronics Apps.
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, December 26, 2004 - 05:15 PM
IPv6 News "It is important to educate technology leaders about how the New Internet (IPv6) will provide increased IP addresses, mobility, quality and security into millions of our products," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, the producer of the International CES. "What better place to introduce this New Internet protocol to more than 110,000 leaders in technology than the International CES."

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Patrick Cocquet, Appointed to France’s Strategic Advisory Board
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 08:20 PM
IPv6TF-SC 6WIND’s Chairman, Patrick Cocquet, Appointed to France’s Strategic Advisory Board on Information Technologies (CSTI) by The French Governement.

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November/December 2004 Research Infrastructure Newsletter
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 08:06 PM
IPv6 Cluster news A new edition of the Research Infrastructure newsletter has been published.

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2004 Review of the Year: Communications
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 02:18 PM
IPv6 News The networking, telephony and communications technology landscape has developed significantly over the past 12 months. 2004 saw the mass market arrival of 3G into the UK, not with a bang but with a whimper.

Continuing the mobile theme this was the first time that Nokia had demonstrated a mobile IPv6 call, routing voice traffic over the next-generation internet infrastructure. It will certainly not be the last.

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Determined Local Government Initiatives Promote Real Utilization of IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 08:43 AM
IPv6 News Okayama Prefecture is well known in Japan for its aggressive IT initiatives, including regional communication infrastructure on its own funding IP. This prefecture has more recently turned its attention to IPv6 initiatives, one of which is IPv6 support in its prefecture-wide communication infrastructure.

IPv6style asked Kunio Jinmen, IT Strategy Director, on the motives and goals of these attempts.

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The move on to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 12:44 PM
IPv6 News Computerworld interview to Cody Christman, Verio.

"The original design of IP wasn't intended for many of today's Internet uses. The fathers of the Internet couldn't foresee today's typical Wi-Fi Web surfer at the local coffee shop conducting a secure transaction over a browser".

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Is it time for developers to start paying attention to IPv6?
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 16, 2004 - 07:38 AM
IPv6 News Elliotte Rusty Harold has long been a well-known voice in the Java community.

ONJava interviewed Elliotte by email to get his thoughts on networking, XML, and Java in general.

IPv6 is one of the major new networking features in Java 1.4 and in the third edition of Java Network Programming. It's starting to see some traction outside the United States and is at the beginning of what is probably a classic exponential growth curve.

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Taiwan network-equipment makers eyeing IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 10:46 AM
IPv6 News Taiwan network-equipment makers DrayTek, Zyxel Communications and Delta Networks, have joined Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) Labs, Intel Innovation Center (Taiwan) and Alpha Networks in being granted the “IPv6 Ready” logo for their products, according to the companies.

The products include home gateways, SOHO (small office, home office) routers, wireless ADSL IADs (integrated access devices) and host systems.

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IPv6 marches forward
Posted by: mofoghlu on Sunday, December 12, 2004 - 09:26 AM
IPv6 News An excellent InfoWorld article By David L. Margulius December 10, 2004 on the uptake of IPv6 in Asia and its potential impact on the rest of the world.

The next-generation Internet Protocol could spark a new generation of embedded and mobile network applications. This just in from the strange-but-true-deployments department: Hundreds of cows and taxicabs in Japan have their own unique IP addresses.

Recently, cows in Gifu prefecture were tagged with tiny networked devices to wirelessly track their movements and body temperatures for health and breeding purposes. And in Nagoya City, taxis were fitted with Internet-enabled sensors on their windshield wipers, allowing dispatchers to continuously monitor rainfall via wiper speed and to dispatch more cabs to the wetter neighborhoods.

Overkill? Wasteful? Maybe -- if we were talking about today’s technology. These two projects were designed not merely as gimmicks, but as part of a Japanese government plan to promote adoption of the next-generation Internet Protocol, IPv6."

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DOD is developing a roadmap for getting to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 04:56 PM
IPv6 News Defense Department networks will have to demonstrate that they are capable of running securely and reliably under IP Version 6 before receiving approval to use the new protocols.

Networks will receive authorizations to run at two levels before proceeding to the first level of operational capability, said James Schifalacqua, part of the Transition Office support team from SI International Inc. Information assurance will be a key element in receiving authorization to operate, Schifalacqua said Thursday at the U.S. IPv6 Summit in Reston, Va.

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Enroute to IPv6, DOD to help define standards
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 04:52 PM
IPv6 News All the Defense Department’s IT acquisitions are supposed to work with IPv6 in preparation for the 2008 migration to the new version of the Internet protocols. Therefore the first thing the department’s IPv6 Transition Office has to do is decide what it means to be IPv6 capable and help define the standards for implementing the protocols, Transition Office staffers said Thursday at the U.S. IPv6 Summit in Reston, Va.

The office is currently defining the technical requirements for various categories of hardware and software products, said Alan Sekelsky of SI International Inc., Reston, Va., which has a support contract for the office.

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DoD targets IPv6 as catalyst for net-centric warfare
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 07:56 PM
IPv6 News The Defense Department is attempting to flesh out its vaunted but vague network-centric battle plan by pushing development and standards for the next-generation Internet protocol, IPv6.

Linton Wells, DoD's chief information officer, said the military needs an IPv6-based "global information grid" that would have hugely expanded capacity while providing secure, mobile communications to the edge of the network. "Network security can't become the Achilles heel" of Pentagon networks," Weeks said. "At the core of everything we do is building security into our networks."

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PLT Plugtests go live at ETSI
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 04:32 PM
6POWER One of the major attractions to the ETSI Powerline Plugtests™ event, taking place over the last two weeks has been the availability of a sophisticated and dedicated test bed provided by the ETSI Plugtests service at ETSI and, a week later, field tests on a Medium and Low Voltage Network at EDF, close to Paris, from the 22nd to the 26th November.

The tests have been carried out using technology and knowledge from the IPv6 Cluster project 6POWER, which indeed included IPv6 over Power Line.

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Microsoft’s next OS will have IPv6 built in
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 12:20 AM
IPv6 News Microsoft Corp. is making IPv6 the foundation of its next major operating system release, codenamed Longhorn.

Longhorn, expected to be beta tested next year, with release in 2006, will be fully compatible with IPv6, with the new version of the Internet protocols turned on by default and used as the preferred transport, said Sinead O’Donovan, Microsoft product unit manager for Internet protocols. Users will be able to turn off IPv4 and run Longhorn with IPv6 only. There also will be support for the new protocols across Microsoft’s product line of applications, she said.

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With IPv6, DOD is again an Internet leader
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 12:18 AM
IPv6 News The United States is behind the curve on deployment of the next generation of Internet protocols, but the Defense Department’s decision to transition to IP Version 6 is helping to move the nation ahead, said Alex Lightman, chairman of the U.S. IPv6 Summit.

Networking experts from government, industry and academia are attending the three-day IPv6 summit, being held in Reston, Va. Many are there to listen to DOD plans for moving to IPv6 under Charles Lynch, head of DOD’s IPv6 Transition Office.

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France Telecom Signs IPv6 Clients
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 11:13 PM
IPv6 News Research networks Belnet and Renater, and ISP Probe Networks, have signed up for France Telecom's IPv6 option, one of the first available on the international Internet transit market.

By including IPv6 in their outsourced international capacity, the three players can effectively anticipate and manage the growing uptake of next-generation applications and technologies.

For France Telecom, these deals mark the commercial launch of its IPv6 option for international carriers and ISPs.

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6QM workshop, 14th December 2004, Berlin
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 10:58 PM
6QM The 6QM project is organizing a workshop on IPv6 QoS Measurement, in Berlin, next 14th of December.

The workshop will bring together experts in the field for information exchange and discussion of strategic option on how to profit from work done within the 6QM project and potential future continuation of such activities beyond the lifetime of the project.

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Japan, China, Korea agree to promote IPv6 interconnection
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 10:45 PM
IPv6 News The IPv6 Promotion Council announced that director level officials in charge of IPv6 deployment in Japan, China and Korea held the second meeting of the Next Generation Internet Working Group in Tokyo on November 16.

During this meeting, three countries agreed to collaborate with one another in supporting the activities aimed at ensuring interoperability and interconnection of IPv6-enabled equipment, such as the IPv6 Ready Logo Program.

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UOPF to Explore IP Connection of Home Appliances
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 10:36 PM
IPv6 News On November 25, the Ubiquitous Open Platform Forum (UOPF) announced that its “safe, simple and low-cost M2M real-time connection” Working Group that examines video communication and home appliance control using TVs, monitoring cameras and other devices, will start examining the possibility of IPv6 implementation on devices and network services as a necessary technical condition for network connection.

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New Task Force Aims to Improve SIP Interoperability
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 10:29 PM
IPv6 News On December 1, most of major Japanese VoIP equipment vendors and service providers joined forces with related organizations to establish a task force for VoIP/SIP interoperability.

The task force activities are IP-version-agnostic, and they say they will look at both IPv4 and IPv6.

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IPv6 Ready Logo Program: Phase 2
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 10:25 PM
IPv6 News The IPv6 Ready logo program is about to launch the 2nd phase, and several procedures are under the public review period.

New vendors got recently their porducts approved for phase 1.

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6th IPv6 Interoperability Test Event
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 10:20 PM
IPv6 News The TAHI Project is organizing a new IPv6 Interoperability Test Event that will be held in Chiba, Japan, from January 24th to January 28th.

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New Internet Summit Seen as Instrumental to Military Transformation Technologies
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 08:45 AM
IPv6 News IPv6 Summit, Inc., announced today that Dr. Linton Wells, Deputy Secretary of Defense, joins the "Four Fathers of the Internet" at the premier New Internet conference, the U.S. IPv6 Summit 2004. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, on December 8-10.

As Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense, Dr. Wells has a profound understanding of IPv6, a transformational technology that the Pentagon sees as crucial to Net Centric Warfare and battlefield intelligence sharing. Dr. Wells is joined at the conference by all four "Fathers of the Internet" -- Drs. Vinton Cerf, Lawrence Roberts, Robert Kahn and Leonard Kleinrock -- offering attendees a very rare and exciting opportunity to gain a glimpse of the future Internet's trajectory from the giants who set it in motion thirty years ago.

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China's First IPv6 Special Commission Established
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 09:24 AM
IPv6 News With approval from the Beijing Civil Administration, the Beijing Communications Information Association IPv6 Application Promotion Commission was established yesterday. The Commission is the first of its kind in China committed to IPv6 network and technology development.

The Commission is responsible for putting forward proposals on the application, development and promotion of IPv6 in Beijing. It also coordinates activities between different enterprises; organizes concrete work concerning IPv6 application; popularizes and promotes IPv6; and tries to find innovative ways for IPv6's application.

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The tangled Internet: Is it time for a new one?
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 09:21 AM
IPv6 News By some counts, the Internet turned 35 years old this fall. But far from entering middle age, it seems to be growing into a rebellious teenager who has no idea what he will be when he grows up.

It could become a safer, more secure medium running 1,000 times as fast as today. Or it could turn into a delinquent's paradise, where spam, scams, viruses, and pornography drive legitimate users away. The Internet, some observers say, could collapse in the next few years under the strain.

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Home Appliances get Connected
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 08:39 AM
IPv6 News It is easy to grasp the advantages of connecting PCs to network. Rather, it is hard to see any significant advantages in PCs if they don’t have the ability to visit Web sites nor exchange e-mails these days. Current PCs offer values largely by connecting to network.

The value of connecting home appliances, especially white goods, is not as obvious as the value of connecting PCs. Most white goods at present do not offer network connection, but that doesn't present any problems. Network connection may offer some convenience, but no significant inconvenience would occur from lack of connection.

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Grand Prix for the IPv6 Appli- Contest 2004 Announced
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 08:33 AM
IPv6 News The award ceremony for the IPv6 Appli- Contest 2004, sponsored by IPv6 Promotion Council, was held at the venue of the Global IP Business Exchange 2004 at Tokyo International Forum on November 16.

The Contest has three categories, the Idea, Implementation, and Advertising, for which the applications had been accepted since June.

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IPv6 product testing needed, experts say
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 09:05 AM
IPv6 News IPv6 products need more conformance testing. That's the conclusion of network industry heavy hitters AT&T, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Lucent Technologies, Microsoft and others, which are developing products that support IPv6, the next generation of the Internet's main communications protocol.

Sixteen vendors recently completed a third round of interoperability tests on Moonv6, the largest native IPv6 backbone. Moonv6 is a joint operation of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) InterOperability Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Defense, the North American IPv6 Task Force and the Internet2 university consortium.

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IPv6 nameserver for .uk
Posted by: fordm5 on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - 12:25 PM
IPv6 News Nominet are pleased to announce that they now have a .uk nameserver operating with IPv6 connectivity. This is the first .uk nameserver to be accessible in this way and Nominet are planning to make more of their nameservers similarly accessible in the coming months. Nominet would like to thank UKERNA/JANET, who provide connectivity to this nameserver, for their support. This nameserver is ns4.nic.uk and is now accessible by the IPv6 address of 2001:630:181:35::83, as well as the IPv4 address of 194.83.244.131.

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ICANN Releases Strategic Plan for Public Comment with IPv6 support
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 04:11 PM
IPv6TF-SC This Strategic Plan sets the direction and establishes the three-year goal for ICANN’s staff and operational functions: To enable ICANN and its structures to serve a global Internet community in fulfilling ICANN’s Mission, and to complete the initiating MOU process, by establishing an effective, international, inclusive, stand-alone ICANN.

The plan includes several references to IPv6.

The opening of the gTLD registrar market has brought tremendous innovation in terms of new services and seamlessly linking value added services to domain name registration. To maintain that innovation, as well as their core services, registration providers rely on unique access to the global Internet domain name system and associated technical coordination. ICANN and its structures fulfill that need by providing several services to registration providers, including facilitating the introduction of new technologies such as IPv6.

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Largest-Ever U.S. Event Focused on IPv6 Will Take Place in Reston, VA
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 03:31 PM
IPv6 News From December 8th through December 10th, government, military and technology industry leaders will gather at the largest-ever U.S. event to discuss the new Internet.

More than 500 people are expected to attend the conference, which will include presentations from more than 35 experts representing the military, government, educational and research institutions and corporations. IPv6 Summit today announced details of the conference along with keynote speakers.

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Thoughts on IPv6 Day
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 03:21 PM
IPv6 News Jeff Pulver proposed an interesting idea called IPv6 Day:

"Collectivity we should pick a day, at some point in the near and foreseeable future and push everyone to reboot themselves and make it such that from that point forward, IPv6 will be supported on all networks which interact with the public Internet."

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California Launches First Sub-Chapter of the North American IPv6 Task Force
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 03:14 PM
IPv6TF-SC The California IPv6 Task Force announced today it is the first North American affiliate chapter to be recognized by the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF), the guiding force for adoption of IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol.

Sanctioned by the IPv6 Forum, the North American IPv6 Task Force is the leading force for IPv6 adoption and readiness in the United States and Canada.

The California IPv6 Task Force (CAv6TF) launched in June 2004, will support and drive IPv6 state seminars and events.

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IPv6 Shooting For The Moon
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 03:04 PM
IPv6TF-SC IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol, has successfully undergone the third phase of a test regimen across a test network known as Moonv6.

Phase 3 of Moonv6 testing began on October 30th at University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory (NH-IOL) and was concluded on Nov 12th by the U.S. Defense Department's Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, according to researchers involved with the test.

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IPv6 to get boost from non-traditional devices
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 19, 2004 - 08:05 PM
IPv6 News Stan Barber, a vice president with Englewood, Colo.-based Verio Inc., an Internet infrastructure and IPv6 service provider, says mobile and consumer devices will drive U.S. IPv6 adoption, and that uptake could happen faster than many expect.

SearchNetworking.com spoke with Barber at the recent Next Generation Networks conference about the future of IPv6.

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Nokia demos first mobile call using IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 19, 2004 - 08:04 PM
IPv6 News Nokia Tuesday said it has developed a prototype handset that supports Mobile IPv6, a version of the protocol that will help to improve the quality of VoIP, streaming video and other applications delivered to wireless devices.

In its booth at the 3G World Congress show in Hong Kong, Nokia showed a video clip being streamed to its IPv6 phone, which also supports the current version of the protocol, IPv4. It was the first public demonstration of a call being made to a phone using IPv6, according to Nokia.

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NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol Addresses
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 15, 2004 - 09:38 PM
IPv6TF-SC On 21 October 2004, the Director of ITU TSB published a memorandum, “ITU and Internet Governance” for public comment. The Number Resource Organization (NRO) respectfully offers this public response on behalf of the Regional Internet Registries: APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and RIPE NCC.

The IPv6 address space distribution proposal in the ITU memorandum overlooks the success of the RIRs in including public and private sector considerations in open regional policy development processes. It also disregards the widely accepted and long-held views that IP addresses are endpoint network identifiers that intrinsically have no national attributes, and that allocation principles regarding their distribution must be guided primarily by technical considerations relating to the viability of the operation of the Internet.

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Defense continues its march toward IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 15, 2004 - 09:17 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Defense Department has completed a third round of testing for the department’s migration to the next-generation IP.

The November tests simulated real-world traffic on the world’s largest native IP Version 6 test bed to review quality of service, multicast capability and security. The Army’s Joint Interoperability Test Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., also tested voice over IPv6 for the first time.

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IPv6 Vendors Test Voice, Wireless and Firewalls on the Moonv6 network
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 15, 2004 - 09:09 PM
IPv6TF-SC A new round of tests on the Moonv6 network stretching from New Hampshire to California has pushed IPv6 testing into new territory by venturing into voice, wireless, firewalls and a host of advanced network and application-layer tests, the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) have announced.

The focus of the testing was to move IPv6 technology forward through a new round of advanced deployment and functionality scenarios. The November event combined test plans from multiple network operators, the UNH-IOL, the JITC and participant equipment vendors.

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Standards Watch: IPv6 Leveling the Playing Field?
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 06:24 PM
IPv6 News As IPv6 could open up new genres of applications, its huge address space could also enable innovative billing and OSS capabilities that will make new services more economically feasible.

Currently, billing complexity often increases with the number of applications because of DHCP, which IPv4 uses forto better utilization of existing address space. By assigning one user one address for a limited time, DHCP enables IP addresses to be renewed or given back to a pool of addresses for re-use.

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The IPv6 Forum Embarks on Worldwide Promotion Plan
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 09:20 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Forum and the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) and 30 affiliates worldwide are embarking on a large-scale promotional plan for the remainder of 2004 and for 2005. A total of eighteen IPv6 events, four of which will take place in the U.S., will be held worldwide. Supported by the best of breed partners, volunteers and pioneers of IPv6, 14,000 engineers will be trained at the events worldwide.

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PLC and IPv6 Business Plan
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 02:39 PM
6POWER The 6POWER project delivered the last version of the Power Line Communications (PLC) business plan.

This document includes already some considerations regarding the cost difference of deploying PLC networks with IPv4 or IPv6.

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IPv6 Cluster at IST2004
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 02:23 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The IPv6 Cluster is participating at the next IST2004 event, in The Hague, 15-17 November 2004.

The IPv6 Cluster projects have prepared a number of interesting demonstrations, including a digital home enabled by IPv6 and Power Line Communications and an IPv6-enabled car.

Guided tours will be organized for visitors interested in looking at the future in just 6 minutes.

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There's still life in that old Net technology
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 05, 2004 - 02:38 AM
IPv6 News The fear that the current Internet addressing scheme cannot fully support new IP-based services such as Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) may not be as serious as some pundits make it out to be, said networking giant Cisco Systems Inc.

Frendo however conceded that in the longer term, the next generation addressing scheme known as IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) will need to be deployed so that there will be enough IP addresses in the future.

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The Internet worm comes of age
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 05, 2004 - 02:35 AM
IPv6 News At around midnight on November 2, 1988 the Morris worm, which was written by a 23 year old Cornell student called Robert Tappan Morris, was released on the then-embryonic Internet.

Sophos’s Richmond told ZDNet Australia that malware is unlikely to go away over the next 16 years but it should have less impact as software companies develop their applications with security in mind – rather than as an afterthought.

Also, he said that the next generation Internet will run on IPv6, which is a communications protocol that lays the foundation for a far more secure and safe online commercial environment.

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Bob Shallit: He sees capital as launch pad for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 01, 2004 - 11:56 PM
IPv6TF-SC Geof Lambert isn't a techie. But he believes in the liberating potential of technology.

That's why the partner in a Sacramento executive search firm has become a leading player in the global effort to improve the Internet by adopting IPv6.

Lambert heard about the effort a year or so ago. "I thought, wouldn't it be neat for Sacramento to be a little hub of brainpower for IPv6?" So he started knocking on doors, recruiting supporters and established the California IPv6 Task Force, the first regional chapter of the North American task force.

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The yearly IST conference is approaching
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 05:17 PM
IPv6 Cluster news In order to have access to further details on the Conference, please make sure you register (there is no obligation to attend when you register)… but unless you register, you will not be able to express interest in attending specific networking sessions, for example.

This year the Unit Research Infrastructures (Unit DG INFSO F3) is promoting, with the support of key projects in the area, two big stands in the exhibition (IPv6 and eInfrastructure). You are cordially invited to visit them.

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Vint Cerf: Concerns over packets and politics
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 05:01 PM
IPv6TF-SC In a telephone interview, Cerf -- often called "the father of the Internet" for his co-authoring of the formidable Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) -- fielded questions on an array of topics, including his disdain for the current U.S. administration's handling of science and technology issues.

He's confident that IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) will come soon if for no other reason than China alone could someday devour more than a third of the Net addresses currently available with IPv4.

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The Leading Vendors Sponsor the November IPv6 Technologist Seminar in Arlington
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 04:59 PM
IPv6TF-SC The North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) and the IPv6 Forum today announced that the world class North American IPv6 Task Force Technologist Seminar 2004, which will be held November 16-17, 2004 at George Mason University in Arlington, VA, has attracted generous support from leading companies in the IT industry.

The November North American IPv6 Task Force Technologist Seminar will gather the founders and most innovative and influential leaders from the global Internet community to discuss strategic and deployment issues related to the next generation Internet protocol, IPv6.

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Turn The Channel
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 11:28 AM
IPv6 News As a report from Illuminata explains, “InfiniBand is a network approach to I/O.” InfiniBand components are addressed by IPv6 addresses, just as any other network node might be.

If you’ve been wondering whether Microsoft would ever start talking about IPv6, looks like it could happen via support of InfiniBand in the Whistler timeframe.

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6th Edition of 6NET Newsletter published
Posted by: kevin on Thursday, October 21, 2004 - 08:02 PM
6NET The latest edition of the 6NET Newsletter is now available.

This includes an interview with Patrick Grosstete, IPv6 Product Manager for Cisco Systems, an article on the open-source Liberouter project, and information on the collaboration between the 6NET and SEEREN projects.

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BcN to provide users ubiquitous connectivity
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 03:13 PM
IPv6 News The broadband convergence network plan is seen as Korea's most significant attempt to create an integrated service environment that converges wired and wireless communication, broadcasting and data transmission.

The new network infrastructure is expected to provide the base for future communications and information services, such as Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6), next-generation mobile telephony, sensor-based network computing and radio-frequency identification technology.

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NTT Com Named Best Global Carrier at World Communications Awards 2004
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 06:56 AM
IPv6 News NTT Communications (NTT Com) received awards for Best Global Carrier and Best New Service during the sixth annual World Communications Awards held in London on October 11, 2004.

In addition, NTT Com won the top prize in the category of Best New Service for its provision of IPv6 / IPv4 Dual Service. Judges noted that the service is "potentially important for the entire telecom industry," especially since "NTT Com is ahead of the game."

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Takara VoIP intercom phone
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 06:45 AM
IPv6 News This one sneaked past us at the time, but seems eccentric Japanese toymaker Takara (responsible for the Bowlingual and more recently the Dream Workshop) is coming out with an IPv6 intercom phone.

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Enabling IPv6 in the Internet Exchanges
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 01:13 PM
Euro6IX Euro6IX has presented IPv6 and preliminary results of the project at the 3rd Latin American NAPs regional event (NAPLA 2004), in Sao Paulo, organized by the "Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil".

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Transition Guidelines from Japan
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 01:06 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication of Japan, together witht he IPv6 Promotion Council, has released several interesting documents regarding the transition to IPv6.

The documents describe the conclusions of a several years field trial transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

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RFC 3919: Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) Protocol Identifiers for IPv6 & MPLS
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 01:30 AM
6QM A new Request for Comments, produced by the 6QM project, is now available in online RFC libraries.

The document "Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) Protocol Identifiers for IPv6 and Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)", defines basic protocol identifiers for IP version 6 and MPLS protocols.

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Prep for Tomorrow with an IPv6 Testbed
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 03:33 PM
IPv6 News Yes, friends, I am afraid you do have to start paying attention to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6). It's on its way, it's inevitable, and us ace network admins must learn to use it.

At this point, at least in the United States, it's a novelty along the the lines of the talking dog. It's not that it talks well, but that it talks at all; in other words, implementation here is very limited. IPv6 is not an extension to IPv4, but a whole new protocol. So the transition to IPv6 means building devices, like network cards, phones, and routers, that support both, and running them side-by-side as the entire freakin' Internet makes the changeover. And it means updating all manner of software. Some say it will take 10-20 years.

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IPv6: How the New Protocol Will Change the Web
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 11:53 AM
IPv6 News As Internet usage around the globe continues to grow at an explosive rate, you're going to be hearing more about IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's primary communications protocol.

Find out what you need to prepare your home or business for IPv6.

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Slides from the recent UK IPv6 Deployment Conference and IPv6 Cluster available
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 03:18 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The slides from both, the recent UK IPv6 Deployment Conference and the last IPv6 Cluster meeting, are available now on-line.

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Companies expand IP work
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 03:09 PM
IPv6 News The Internet Protocol has become the standard technology for building networks and bridging voice and data services. As agency officials continue to implement IP networks, companies ranging from traditional network providers to telecommunications carriers are leaping in with new products and research initiatives.

The acceleration comes as IPv6 is poised to replace the previous version, IPv4.

Marconi Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Network Equipment Technologies Inc. and AT&T serve as examples of a rapidly growing phenomenon.

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Cebu Internet conference to focus on VoIP, IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 03:06 PM
IPv6 News In the coming Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AI3) to be held in Cebu City, international research institutions on Internet technologies will focus on developing and enhancing voice-over-IP (VoIP)for distance learning and institutional collaboration, as well as the wide deployment of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

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IPv6 expert sees adoption growing . . . slowly
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 04:37 PM
IPv6TF-SC For a decade, network executives have been awaiting the arrival of IPv6, an upgrade to the current version of the Internet Protocol, IPv4.

IPv6 promises a dramatically larger addressing scheme as well as enhanced security and easier administration.

Senior Editor Carolyn Duffy Marsan recently interviewedJim Bound, chair of the North American IPv6 Task Force and CTO of the IPv6 Forum, about the status of IPv6 deployment. A Hewlett-Packard Fellow, Bound is a contributor to the IPv6 specifications and an early implementer of the technology.

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Hexago Wins 2004 pulver100 Award
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 04:26 PM
IPv6 News Hexago, Inc., the leading enabler of IP convergence applications, today announced that it has been named to the pulver100 in recognition of the company's leadership in bringing differentiated IP communications offerings to market.

The pulver100 is the VoIP industry's premiere listing of privately held growth companies that represent the future of the communications ecosystem.

Marc Blanchet, Hexago co-founder and CTO, will accept the pulver100 award on behalf of Hexago at the Fall 2004 VON Conference Welcome Reception on Monday, October 18, 2004 in Boston, Mass.

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Accelerating IPv6 Adoption With Proxy Servers
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 09:52 AM
IPv6 News IPv6 presents a catch-22: the most popular web sites on the Internet don't have any incentive to switch to IPv6 until a large portion of their userbase is on IPv6, and their user base does not have a large incentive to switch to IPv6 until many of the popular Internet destinations support IPv6.

My proposed solution is simple: Configure a proxy server that serves IPv6 requests, passing those requests through to underlying IPv4-only servers that not have yet been transitioned to IPv6.

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Death of the Net
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 09:48 AM
IPv6 News The Internet is becoming overloaded and heading for a collapse. It will cease to meet the requirements of the ever-growing, ever-demanding individuals, communities and businesses that rely on it.

It is not certain when this will happen, but what is certain is that mere “patches” or fixes intended to extend the features of the Internet aren’t good enough to save it.

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Can TCP/IP Survive?
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 01:15 AM
IPv6 News The Internet was developed in the 1970s and 1980s, initially as a means to connect mainframe computer systems for timesharing purposes.

The system introduced for this fairly basic purpose has expanded to become a global multimedia information and communications system, connecting personal computers, phones, and hundreds of millions rather than the hundreds of devices originally foreseen.

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Military and Industry Technology Leaders Gather for New Internet Summit
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 01:11 AM
IPv6 News IPv6 Summit, Inc. announced today that the next major conference on the New Internet will be held December 8-10, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA.

This is the annual premier event for government and industry decision makers to unveil their programs and products for the coming year in a comprehensive set of presentations and panels.

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Video archives of 2nd 6NET Workshop
Posted by: kevin on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 01:03 AM
6NET Video archives of the 2nd 6NET Workshop in Rhodes, Greece are now available.

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21st CENTURY TCP/IP
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 10:40 PM
IPv6 News The Internet's success as a global networking platform is due partly to its maturity and stability: TCP/IP is ubiquitous and well-understood, making it a solid foundation for new networked applications.

But stability doesn't mean stagnation. Internet technology continues to evolve, with new protocols under development and existing technologies being continuously tweaked to deal with the demands of tomorrow's applications.

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EC DG INFSO Research Infrastructure Unit's July/August 2004 newsletter
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 04:59 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The European Commission's DG INFSO Research Infrastructure Unit's July/August 2004 newsletter is available.

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NDRC to inject funds into IPv6-based R&D
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 10:30 AM
IPv6 News The Chinese Government will increase funding for research and development (R&D) of IPv6-enabled routers to ensure more domestically made routers are adopted in the country's next-generation Internet (NGI), which is under construction.

"The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will earmark about 50 million yuan (US$6.02 million), by the end of this year, to domestic vendors for R&D in IPv6-based routers," said Wang Baiyi, a director of the Ministry of Science and Technology's High-tech Development Centre.

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Paul Twomey Interviewed: Internet sans politics
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 08:14 AM
IPv6 News I find that India has several characteristics that position it to be a power in the Internet.

With IPv6, we’re moving from an environment of people-to-people Internet to machine to machine Internet. Devices will communicate with each other over the Net.

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European Commission to launch four computer grid projects
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 04:18 PM
IPv6 Cluster news On 15th September the European Commission will officially launch four new computer grid projects, including AKOGRIMO will build on Europe’s strengths in mobile communications and IPv6 (the next Internet Protocol), to demonstrate a vision of “mobile dynamic virtual organisations” and demonstrate added value applications in the fields of e-health and e-learning.

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Routing Security: Falling behind IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 12:11 PM
IPv6 News The adoption of IPv6, the replacement Internet addressing standard, could spell trouble for enterprise security, said Tom Patterson, author of the forthcoming book, Mapping Security.

Innovation in IPv6 security products, Patterson said, needs to start now, so the security community isn't playing catch-up with the black hats.

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Pioneers of the IPv6-based New Internet Meet in November 2004 in Washington, DC
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 12:42 AM
IPv6TF-SC The North American IPv6 Task Force and the IPv6 Forum today announced that the world class North American IPv6 Task Force Technologist Seminar 2004 will be held November 16-17, 2004 at George Mason University in Washington, DC, combined with an IPv6 solution demo area.

The North American IPv6 Technologist Seminar 2004 will gather the founders and the most innovative and influential leaders from the global Internet community to discuss strategic and deployment issues related to the next generation Internet protocol, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

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New net protocol goes live in Ireland
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 06:20 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IE Domain Registry has announced the deployment of IPv6, which will enable the internet to expand uninhibited.

Following on from global Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) developments in July, the latest version of the internet has been added to the dot-ie (.ie) Domain Name Servers (DNS) root server system.

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Internet2 is coming
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 07:51 AM
IPv6 News The Internet has turned 35 with a terrific growth rate and it has been doubling every year for the past 15 years and will continue to do so in the near future. Now its successor — Internet2 — is blitzing along with speeds in excess of 100 times that of a typical broadband connection and perhaps 200 times more than what we get on dial-up connections nowadays.

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AntiOnline Spotlight: IPv6 Looms
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, September 06, 2004 - 09:44 AM
IPv6 News Out there exists a limited resource that will someday run dry. No, not oil (this is an IT site, after all). We're talking IP addresses under IPv4.

IPv6 to the rescue!.

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Multiservice Switching Forum & Moonv6 will collaborate
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 05:11 AM
IPv6TF-SC The Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF) announced today that it will incorporate an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) test scenario into its GMI 2004 interoperability event.

In a joint memorandum of understanding, the MSF and the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) Moonv6 Project agreed to share technology expertise to create an IPv6 solution on an MSF network.

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KT, SKT, Dacom picked for new network projects
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 03:44 AM
IPv6 News The government yesterday picked three consortia, respectively led by SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and Dacom Corp., to take up trial operations of new networks for converged telecom and broadcast services.

The network infrastructure is expected to provide the backbone for future communication and computing services, such as Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6), next-generation mobile telephony, radio-frequency identification technology and other advanced solutions.

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6NET IPv6 Network Management Tutorial
Posted by: kevin on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 03:39 AM
6NET An IPv6 Network Management Tutorial is being held on 4-6 October 2004 in Montpellier, France. This is aimed at network administrators, particularly those working in NOCs, and will provide practical training on all aspects of IPv6 deployment and management.

Much of the programme will be hands-on, working through configuration examples for the most commonly-used network equipment.

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Tele-medicine Asks for Global Addresses
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 12:37 AM
IPv6 News Hiroshi Mizushima at National Cancer Center Research Institute is one of the pioneers of the Internet in Japan. He experimented extensively with Gopher, long before Web became a common information publication tool, for example. He is the Director at Center for Medical Genomics now, making extensive researches on the relationship between genes and diseases, while actively involved in tele-medicine projects.

We asked him about the present and future of medicine, the Net, and IPv6.

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Beinhorn: Are you IPv6-ready?
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 11:16 AM
IPv6 News The Internet technology we rely on as the nervous system of our economy, government and national security has fundamental limitations that need to be addressed. The current version of the Internet — IPv4 — has a boundary that will actually encumber advances in mobile technologies.

So what do you need to do to ensure that your agency is ready for the next generation of Internet technologies?

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IPv6: Built for speed
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 11:13 AM
IPv6 News Early testing of IPv6 indicates that the next-generation Internet Protocol can handle the demands of future high-performance computing. But among government agencies, only officials at the Defense Department and research agencies seem to be aware of its advantages.

Although IPv6 will not guarantee faster networking, it will eliminate many problems that could affect network performance in the future. For example, IPv6's converged infrastructure can handle data, voice and video transmissions.

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The 'Net turns 35
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 11:14 PM
IPv6TF-SC Thirty-five years after computer scientists at UCLA linked two bulky computers using a 15-foot gray cable, testing a new way for exchanging data over networks, what would ultimately become the Internet remains a work in progress.

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IPv6 deployment – target 2006
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 11:04 PM
IPv6TF-SC At the close of the IPv6 TF-SC project in May 2004, IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) has become an established reality around the world. Governments are stating their support for the new protocol, and more and more organisations are adopting it. So where next for IPv6?

IPv6 overcomes the address limitations of the current Internet, and in doing so lays the foundations for better integration of Internet services into the very fabric of business and society. Intelligent homes, ‘talking fridges’, vehicles able to communicate with each other – IPv6 will enable every single electronic device, static or mobile, to interact with other devices within an intelligent ‘peernet’.

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Adopting IPv6 technology for future
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 02:11 PM
IPv6 News As with other new technologies emerge, there is always the “chicken and egg” situation when it comes to the commercial aspect of its implementation. The same goes to the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Presently, most countries still do not have a business case that warrant the urgency in implementing it. Nonetheless, countries such as Japan and Korea are already committing a lot of research and development into the evolution of IPv6.

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IPv6 Deployment Status in Europe and Rest of the World
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 02:18 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee has released the final project deliverable.

This document provides an overview on the current status of IPv6 deployment in Europe and the rest of the world.

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UK IPv6 Deployment Conference agenda available and registration open
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 07:53 PM
IPv6TF-SC The UK IPv6 Task Force, in conjunction with RIPE NCC and the European IST IPv6 Cluster, is presenting a programme of IPv6 events from 23rd-24th September 2004.

The UK IPv6 Deployment Conference is targeted at those interested in IPv6 deployment at a technical and implementation level. It aims to present an overview of state-of-the-art in the latest IPv6 deployment technology.

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Proposal for the allocation of IPv6 address space from the IANA to the RIRs
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 06:42 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Number Resource Organisation (NRO) has published a proposal for a policy for the allocation of IPv6 address space from the IANA to the RIRs.

It is intended that this proposed policy should be agreed by all RIRs' open policy fora and then approved by the ASO and ICANN as a global policy.

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Promoting IPv6-related research with IST Results
Posted by: kmist on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 06:42 PM
IPv6 Cluster news Want to spread the word about your IST project and its results or progress?

IST Results is an online editorial service established by DG Information Society to raise the visibility of IST Programme-funded research, support projects' access to markets and encourage uptake of ICT innovations into everyday use.

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Now get set for the next Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 08:23 PM
IPv6 News THE INTERNET may not feel better or faster as you log on today but it changed radically, if imperceptibly, last month, to launch a second era in its history, when every single human who wants one, can have his or her unique identity on the World Wide Web.

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Networking Gives Life to Consumer Electronics
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 06:14 PM
IPv6 News Sanyo Electric is exploring the possibility of net-connected electric appliances through such projects as experimental wireless LAN-connected IPv6 digital camera, while it is working on common networking standard with Sharp Electronics, Toshiba, and Mitsubishi Electric.

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IPv6 Summit in Taiwan 2004
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 06:04 PM
IPv6 News IPv6 Summit in Taiwan 2004 features the recent IPv6 industrialization progress around the world and particularly, the status quo of Taiwan. As the No.1 end-user communication product supplier on the planet with production value of 6.618 billion US dollars (NTD218.4 billion) in 2003, Taiwanese manufacturers are empowered and ready to support the next generation Internet.

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Automatic IPv6 Connectivity Configuration Utility BETA1 + 10 Easy Steps to IPv6
Posted by: jeroen on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 06:04 PM
IPv6 News In an ongoing adventure to make it easier for people to use SixXS we hereby launch the BETA1 of AICCU (Automatic IPv6 Connectivity Configuration Utility).

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Wireless lags behind Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 06:55 PM
IPv6 News Even as mobility is seen as the greatest benefit to the next generation of the Internet, the wireless world is still trying to get up to speed with mobile use of the current Internet let alone the next-generation Internet.

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Agency Upgraded to Improve Internet Infrastructure
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 02:36 AM
IPv6TF-SC The National Internet Development Agency (NAIDA) is endeavoring to enhance South Korea's status by accelerating a drive toward the next-generation Internet era.

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NATS in the IPv6 Belfry
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 02:33 AM
IPv6 News Cost savings methods to conserve IP addresses and security precautions are potential stumbling blocks to the deployment of IPv6 which, ironically, is designed to provide a far greater number of addresses and better security than the current IPv4.

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SixXS IPv6Gate 2.0: See the Dancing Kame over IPv4
Posted by: jeroen on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 02:26 AM
IPv6 News The SixXS IPv6Gate has been renewed and is now available in it's 2.0 incarnation. You never saw the famous Dancing Kame? SixXS now has a solution for that, next to using a tunnel you can use the new feature of IPv6Gate: IPv4Gate which acts as the counterpart for the IPv6Gate.

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Next IPv6 Cluster meeting and UK IPv6 Deployment Conference
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 11:24 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The next IPv6 Cluster meeting will be held coincidently with the RIPE 49 meeting in Manchester, UK, September 23rd.

The schedule has been organised to allow RIPE delegates to participate in the Cluster meeting, and Cluster meeting delegates to attend the RIPE IPv6 WG meeting.

The theme of this IPv6 Cluster meeting is "IPv6 Applications and Services". If you're interested in speaking at this meeting, please provide a short summary of your talk and your details to Jordi Palet. Both industry and research presenters and delegates are encouraged to participate.

In addition, the UK IPv6 Task Force is organising a full day event, mainly focused on IPv6 deployment issues, on Friday September 24th, at the RIPE meeting venue.

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1st Dead-line for Appli-Contest approaching
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:39 AM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Applications Contest 2004, organized by the IPv6 Promotion Council, in cooperation with several IPv6 Task Forces worldwide, is approaching to the 1st dead line for the Implementations Category entry registration.

Prices up to 300.000 JPY will be awarded.

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IEEE SAINT2005 workshop CPF: IPv6 Deployment Status and Challenges
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 08:22 AM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Cluster and the IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee joined with IEEE in order to organize an international workshop to be held in Trento, Italy, during the SAINT2005 event, January 31 - February 4, 2005.

The call for papers is now open.

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Next-generation IPv6 Address Added to the Internet's Root DNS Zone
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 10:11 AM
IPv6TF-SC ICANN announced today that for the first time, an IPv6 nameserver address has been added to the Internet's root DNS zone. This next generation version of the Internet Protocol provides trillions more addresses than the IPv4 system that is in use by most networks today.

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Global IPv6 Summit 2004 Brazil
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 10:36 AM
IPv6TF-SC IPv6 do Brasil and the Brazil IPv6 Task Force organize the 1st IPv6 Summit in the LAC region, joinly with Comdex IT Brazil.

The event will take place in Sao Paulo, 17-20 of August.

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ICANN in KL to decide on major Net issues
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 10:10 AM
IPv6 News The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the de facto "guardian" of the Internet, has kicked off the second round of its thrice-yearly meetings here, with several major issues up for deliberations.

The introduction of IPv6 into the root of the domain name structure would also be an important subject of technical discussions, he added.

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IPv6 Distributed Security
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 01:10 PM
Euro6IX Today, each network is often secured by a unique device (i.e. security gateway or firewall) that becomes a bottleneck for the end-to-end security model with IPv6.

The Euro6IX partners are working on this direction to provide some new and innovative solutions, and new IETF I-Ds have been submitted.

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Evaluation of IPv6 Auto-Transition Algorithm
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 01:05 PM
Euro6IX In order to ensure a seamless transition, Euro6IX partners are evaluating the chances to make this a quasi-plug&play process.

A new version of this work has been submitted to IETF.

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NTIA release "Technical and Economic Assessment of IPv6" document
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 11:21 AM
IPv6TF-SC The President's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace directed the Secretary of Commerce to form a task force to examine the issues implicated by the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in the United States.

Interested parties were invited to submit comments no later than March 8, 2004.

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IP version 6 offers better security, wireless features than version 4
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 04:58 PM
IPv6 News Some consider it the best thing since sliced bread. Others dismiss it as a passing fad. The controversy over Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is nowhere near being resolved.

With the slashing of enterprise technology budgets and continuing distress in the telecom sector, many are understandably asking: "does one really need IPv6?"

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New developers resources added to The SIP Center
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 04:36 PM
IPv6 News RULI stands for Resolver User Layer Interface. It's a library built on top of an asynchronous DNS stub resolver. RULI provides an easy-to-use interface for querying DNS SRV resource records. The goal is to promote the wide deployment of SRV-cognizant software. RULI aims to fully support SRV-related standards. There are bindings for PHP and Perl. IPv6 is supported.

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IPv6: A New Frontier For Interactive Communications
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 01:07 PM
IPv6 News It could be the most significant development for IT spending and government sales since the Y2K threat loomed large at federal agencies, industry insiders say: Imagine a soldier in a war zone taking misfire information from his weapon and feeding it directly into his Web-connected handheld computer, sending an alert out to his command post, and saving lives in the process.

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German IPv6 Summit slides available online
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 01:15 PM
IPv6TF-SC After the recent and very succesful event in Bonn, the German IPv6 Task Force posted the event slides online.

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China masters IPv6 domain name stem server technology for NGI
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 08:37 AM
IPv6 News The "study based on IPv6 domain name stem server technology", an important subject for knowledge innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, undertaken by the CNNIC has passed the approval and acceptance of the experts team the other day.

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Advanced IPv6 Internet Exchange model
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 10:36 PM
Euro6IX As one of the key results of the Euro6IX project, a new IETF Internet Draft has been submitted by the project partners.

This document provides a the architectural model of the advanced IPv6 Internet Exchanges.

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Analysis of IPv6 Multihoming Scenarios
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 10:28 PM
Euro6IX The Euro6IX project leaded the submission of a new IETF Internet Draft, in order to describe the IPv6 multihoming motivations and scenarios where it is applicable.

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IPv6 & DNS root zone - procedures published by IANA
Posted by: fordm5 on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 03:52 PM
IPv6TF-SC The final version of the new IANA delegation data procedure is now on-line. This is a significant milestone on the path to global IPv6 deployment.

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Dacom to Launch IPv6 Internet Service
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 12:11 PM
IPv6TF-SC Dacom, the second largest fixed line operator of Korea, said July 13 that it was designated as the operator of the Trial IPv6 Internet Service, part of the government’s KOREAv6 project.

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Your phone will be with you… always
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 11:01 PM
IPv6 News Japan Telecom has come up with a system that uses IPv6 in a way that’s either a boon or a ball and chain depending on how you look at it. Each phone in the office has an RFID tag attached to it; you carry around a notebook PC with a tag reader.

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A model of Internet standards adoption: the case of IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 10:20 PM
IPv6TF-SC The department of Management Information Systems (The FOX School) of Temple University, has finalized a model about the adoption of Internet-based standards and applied it to IPv6, discussing the reasons why has not been widely adopted yet.

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Indonesian IPv6 Conference
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 03:48 PM
IPv6 News Having a strong community and a single national exchange, the Indonesia Internet Community set it's eyes on another goal: Implementation of IPv6 at a national level.

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Hitachi and NEC joins router business
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 07:25 AM
IPv6 News Hitachi Ltd., and NEC Corporation announced that their router and switch businesses would be integrated. A Joint company with the capital of 5.5 billion yen will be established, with Hitachi and NEC ownership ratio of 60% and 40%.

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China Deploys IPv9 Network
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 05:44 PM
IPv6 News At the New Generation Internet Ten-Digit Network Industrialization & Development Seminar held on June 25th at Zhejiang University, it was announced that China's Internet technology, IPv9, had been formally adapted and popularized into the civil and commercial sectors.

Explained at CircleID. Criticized at Slashdot.

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MySQL is now IPv6 enabled
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:45 AM
Euro6IX In the context of the code-porting activity within Euro6IX project, novaGnet has finalized the porting of mySQL.

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China builds its first commercial NGI city area experiment network
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 08:48 AM
IPv6 News An important orientation item of the knowledge innovation project initiated by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), "Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Key Network Technology Research and City Area Demonstration System" has passed the appraisal by expert panel.

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Identifying IPv6 Network Problems in the Dual-Stack World
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 11:10 AM
Euro6IX One of the major hurdles limiting IPv6 adoption is the existence of poorly managed experimental IPv6 sites that negatively affect the perceived quality of the IPv6 Internet.

To assist network operators in improving IPv6 networks, we are exploring methods to identify wide-area IPv6 network problems.

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Global IPv6 Summit in Korea 2004
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 11:03 AM
IPv6 News On July 5-7, 2004, the IPv6 community will witness another international gathering of professionals in Asia for the "Global IPv6 Summit in Korea 2004" hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Korea.

The organizing committee of the Summit has put together an exceptional program with the distinguished speakers including the International IPv6 Forum Chairman, the IETF experts and world's leading specialists in IPv6 field.

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2nd 6NET Workshop
Posted by: kevin on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 11:52 PM
6NET The 6NET project held its 2nd IPv6 Workshop on 9 June 2004 during TNC 2004 in Rhodes, Greece. This featured speakers on multicasting, mobility and new applications, as well as power line transmission and deployment issues.

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6NET Newsletter
Posted by: kevin on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 11:51 PM
6NET The 5th Edition of the 6NET Newsletter has been published. This features articles on H.323 deployment, the Globus Toolkit, an IPv6-enabled car, and IPv6 connectivity to the Central Asian States. There is also an interview with Brian Carpenter of IBM and a report on the Global IPv6 Service Launch event.

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Guidelines for ISPs on IPv6 Assignment to Customers
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 08:36 AM
IPv6TF-SC This document provides simple guidelines for Service Providers in order to facilitate the understanding of the correct assignment/allocation of IPv6 addresses/prefixes to customers.

It summarizes the information contained in the different documents (IETF, RIRs policies, etc.), regarding the practices for the delegation of IPv6 prefixes/addresses from ISPs to end Customers.

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Measuring the success of the next generation Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 05:11 PM
6QM IPv6 will play a key role in the next generation Internet. It promises to deliver better quality services than the existing Internet, but how can we be sure? IST project 6QM was set up to ensure service providers deliver what they promise.

The 6QM project has developed technology to measure the quality of service (QoS) in IPv6 networks.

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Council approves revised e-Europe action plan
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:44 PM
IPv6TF-SC Fifteen new actions to further develop the information society have been approved by EU telecoms ministers. Broadband deployment and take-up remain the key objective of the plan.

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Test Vendors Target VoIP, IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 06:36 AM
IPv6 News The telecom sector's test-and-measurement vendors haven't waited for next week's Supercomm show to splash the news of new product releases and capabilities.

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Turn The Channel
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:44 PM
IPv6 News For the next three minutes, forget about dot-com deaths. Forget about layoffs in your sector. Forget about recertification. Let’s talk technology—specifically, input-output.

As a report from Illuminata explains, “InfiniBand is a network approach to I/O.” InfiniBand components are addressed by IPv6 addresses, just as any other network node might be.

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International Chamber of Commerce statement on the introduction of IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 05:21 AM
IPv6TF-SC ICC is uniquely positioned to encourage business and governments around the world to promote the benefits of a smooth transition from IPv4 to IPv6. Representing Internet users and service providers globally, ICC endorses the progressive introduction by business of IPv6 and advocates for increased awareness among business and governments on the benefits of IPv6.

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Result on Research on New Address Delegation Strategies for IPv6 IXs
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 09:15 AM
Euro6IX A new deliverable (D2.4) is available from Euro6IX.

IPv6 IXs can perform address delegation. This deliverable discusses what IX address delegation means, how it can be implemented in theory in practice.

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FreeBit to Deploy IPv6 IP Phones
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 10:29 PM
IPv6 News Internet solution provider FreeBit has announced that it will introduce its IP Centrex-based IPv6 telephone service "FreeBit OfficeOne IP Business Phone" to Kyoritsu Maintenance, Japan's largest operator of student and company dormitories, beginning this month.

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6NET and Eurov6 presentations and photos available
Posted by: fordm5 on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 08:26 AM
Eurov6 Following the successful Spring 2004 6NET Conference and Eurov6 Showcase, all presentations and photos can now be found here.

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Communication Gear Market Begins To Rebound
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 08:13 AM
IPv6 News Propelled by a series of small and large communication infrastructure installation projects in public sector, the lackluster market for communication equipment will likely rebound in the second half of this year.

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IPv6-enabling process at Panasonic Communications
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 11:56 AM
IPv6 News Panasonic Communications, maker of office automation and communication as well as PC peripherals, is the most aggressive in IPv6 support among Panasonic companies.

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Convergence callls: 10 telecom trends to impact IT companies
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 06:49 AM
IPv6 News Networking companies that are eyeing Defense Department contracts will need IPv6 partners. Beyond that, adoption of the Internet standard will likely be slow but steady.

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DHCPv6 interop test event
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 09:29 AM
IPv6 News The next DHCPv6 interop test event will be held in Cannes on October 11-15, 2004 organized by ETSI.

Furthermore, a specific web site is operated in order to provide a discussion forum for DHCPv6 application.

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6Sense June 2004
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 07:12 AM
IPv6 News The Volume 1 Number 3 of 6Sense journal is available.

Contains the following articles:


  • Standing on The Shoulders of Giants: An Invitation to the IPv6 Summit in Santa Monica
  • Winning A Place in the New Multi-Trillion Dollar Market
  • Is Best Effort IP Really Economic?
  • IPv6 in Europe: From R&D to Deployment
  • Internet Leadership: Another Opportunity for Southern California
  • Dual IPv6/v4 Stacks for Embedded, Networked Devices
  • IPv6: Real Benefits to Service Providers and Enterprises Alike
  • Making IPv6 A Reality Now
  • Characterizing IPv6 Application Performance
  • An introduction of "Global IP Business Exchange 2004"


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DOD provides IPv6 access to its research network
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, June 04, 2004 - 09:43 PM
IPv6 News The Defense Department’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program office has purchased three IPv6 access servers to provide IPv6 connections to its research network over plain old Internet links.

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Legal Position in relation to the system/ISP and data protection
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 08:33 AM
Euro6IX Euro6IX delivered the document D4.5 "Legal Position in relation to the system/ISP and data protection and its relation the processing of personal data".

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When Everything is Connected
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 07:44 AM
IPv6 News The phrase “to be connected” used to conjure up images of an old boys’ network of rich and influential people. Nowadays, that idea is likely to be slightly different.

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IPv6 Summit in Taiwan 2004: Empowering IPv6 Industrialization
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 07:44 AM
IPv6TF-SC Since 2002, IPv6 Development and Deployment have been major items in the nation’s 6 year e-Taiwan Project. The government expects all domestic networks will support both IPv6 and IPv4 by 2008, and thereby, creating a good infrastructure for new applications and equipments.

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Internet Leadership: Another Opportunity for Southern California
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 10:30 AM
IPv6 News The advent of Internet Protocol version 6 offers an opportunity again for Southern California to lead. IPv6 is very far along – the specifications have existed for nearly ten years, router companies like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and NEC include IPv6, and most of the latest versions of popular operating systems (including Windows XP, Linux, OS X, Palm 6.0, and EPOC) support IPv6 in some fashion.

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Cuban IPv6 Task Force Launched
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 10:52 PM
IPv6TF-SC As a result of the recent mission of the IPv6 TF-SC in Latin American and Caribbean region, which encouraged the immediate launch of the LAC IPv6 TF, further National LAC IPv6 Task Forces are quickly being formed.

The first initiative comes this time from Cuba, where a strong group of participants, led by the Public Administration, have organized in a very short period, several IPv6 events and a very useful web site (currently only in Spanish).

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SEINIT first output now available
Posted by: fordm5 on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 04:17 PM
SEINIT The first public outputs from the Security Experts Initiative project (SEINIT) are now available from the project website. Look under Downloads -> Deliverables for D3.1 'Preliminary Implementation and Development Specification'.

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IPv6 Appli-Contest To Be Held Again This Year
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 10:17 AM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan has announced the IPv6 Appli-Contest 2004. This will be the second running of this event following 2003.

The objective of the contest is to develop ideas and needs for IPv6-based next generation networks, as well as initiating and stimulating public interest in IPv6.

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ICANN Board to recommend IPv6 on Nameserver Records
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:48 AM
IPv6TF-SC ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) has submitted a recommendation to the ICANN board to allow IANA to “proceed with adding AAAA glue [name server] records to the delegations of those TLDs that request it,” and suggests some operational guidelines for IANA to use in implementing this recommendation.

Resolved that the Board formally accepts the recommendation of the RSSAC, and directs the President, through the IANA Manager and staff, to submit the draft procedures to the relevant communities for public comment and implementation.

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New wireless network protocol for multi-hop networks
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 09:18 AM
6HOP A new kind of wireless network protocol that is based on IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) allows users to link to network no matter which platform.

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Maran’s 10-point agenda for Indian IT
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 11:48 PM
IPv6TF-SC Immediately after taking charge of the office of ministry for IT and communication, Union Minister, Dayanidhi Maran has laid a 10-point agenda including focus on IT manufacturing and improving PC penetration in the country.

Includes "Migration to new Internet Protocol IPv6 in India by 2006".

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IPv6 Summit Switzerland 2004
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 04:19 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Summit Switzerland 2004 is the sequel to the successful first IPv6 Summit of April 2003. The first summit met with great response and clearly showed that there is an immense need of broad information on the latest technical developments, concrete, tangible fields of applications, and issues that are of specific business relevance.

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North American IPv6 Summit 2004 Boosts Value to Attendees
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 04:13 PM
IPv6TF-SC IPv6 Summit, Inc., the leading provider of international event management services for the new Internet, announced today that the North American IPv6 Summit 2004 has increased value to participants by extending early bird registration for military and government personnel, providing computerized conference badges to manage contacts, enhancing the agenda with top speakers, expanding the exhibition and producing a newsletter.

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6Sense: New IPv6 Newsletter
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 11:52 PM
IPv6 News 6Sense is the official newsletter of IPv6 Summit, Inc., providing an exchange of perspectives related to Internet Protocol version 6 and the future of the Internet from people, companies, and governments.

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3G IPv6 Foresight Pays Dividends
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 09:59 AM
IPv6 News When 3G really gets going and more advanced mobile applications become a reality an increasing number of IP addresses will be needed. The solution is a new version of the Internet protocol known as IPv6, which multiplies the number of available addresses by several magnitudes.

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Streaming on-line for the IPv6 Spring Event
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 10:47 AM
Eurov6 The IPv6 Spring Event organized by 6NET and Eurov6 is being streamed on-line.

It can be accessed both in IPv6 and IPv4 here.

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The German IPv6 Summit with A Strong Mandate to Be Held in Bonn
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 09:30 PM
IPv6TF-SC The German IPv6 Summit with strong highlights will be held June 29-30 to July 1, 2004 in Bonn -- Bad Godesberg at the Municipal Hall. At this technology deployment summit, government and industry leaders will report on applications, German and international initiatives for initial large-scale deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

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New 6LINK IPv6 standardisation report published
Posted by: istadmin on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 04:43 PM
6LINK The 6LINK project produces a review of the status of IPv6 standardisation every four months. The latest installment (number 7) of this series, is now available from the IPv6 Cluster downloads area.

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UN ICT TF recommends IPv6 deployment to be fostered
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 05:26 PM
IPv6TF-SC As a result of the Global Forum on Internet Governance, held in New York the past March, an informal summary has been realeased, including a recommendation for the fostering of the IPv6 deployment.

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TeliaSonera Gets IP Address Tranche
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 01:40 PM
IPv6 News When 3G really gets going and more advanced mobile applications become a reality an increasing number of IP addresses will be needed. The solution is a new version of the Internet protocol known as IPv6, which multiplies the number of available addresses by several magnitudes.

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RIRs, IPv6 Task Forces and IPv6 Forum Pledge Support of Global IPv6 Deploymet
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 03:03 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), the IPv6 Task Forces and the IPv6 Forum are working in cooperation to support global IPv6 deployment.

The four Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and the RIPE NCC, are responsible for the management of global Internet numbering resources, including IPv4 and IPv6 address space, throughout the world. The RIRs confirm their commitment and continued support towards the deployment of IPv6 in co-operation with the IPv6 Task Forces and with the support of the IPv6 Forum.

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TeliaSonera receives /20, the bigger IPv6 block up to now
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 03:03 PM
IPv6TF-SC TeliaSonera has received the bigger IPv6 block (/20) allocated up to now.

The recent presentation prepared by the IPv6 TF-SC has been updated, including a new "Telia Interviewed" section.

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Launch of the IPv6 operational phase in MIX
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 08:51 AM
IPv6TF-SC The Milan Internet eXchange (MIX), communicates the experimentatal phase of IPv6 BGP peerings has been concluded.

Nowadays IPv6 is becoming a real fact in many Italian and European scenarios, in particular way in the research networks.

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Deployment plans behind larger IPv6 allocations
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 10:09 AM
IPv6TF-SC In the last months, several big (bigger than the default /32) allocations had been requested and processed by the RIRs.

In addition to that, new even bigger (around /20) allocations are pending from IANA response.

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France Telecom Gets MSN Contract with IPv6 support
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 08:33 AM
IPv6 News France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications carriers, announced today that it will provide international IP transit capacity to the MSN network of Internet services.

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China: Market Too Large for IPv4
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 06:27 PM
IPv6 News Chinese have started a large-scale IPv6 trial called CNGI (China Next Generation Internet), with strong government initiative. But what are the real motives and goals of this project? IPv6style asked Wu Hequan, the leader of this project.

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Making up for lost time on IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 07:12 AM
IPv6 News The official result of the Moonv6 project that ended in March will be a white paper describing how participants got a varied bunch of IPv6 equipment, networks, functions and applications working together.

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Dept of Defense Selects Ixia
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 03:41 PM
IPv6 News Ixia, a leading, global provider of IP network testing solutions, was selected by U. S. Department of Defense's DICE '04 (Defense Interoperability Communications Exercise) testing group for IPv6 network layer performance, conformance, and application testing.

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3 Questions: The next Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 09:59 AM
IPv6TF-SC With Jim Bound, the chairman of the North American IPv6 task force and an HP Fellow. Recently, an important test of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) was successfully completed.

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ISC Releases BIND 9.3 Beta
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 10:03 PM
IPv6 News Internet Systems Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the infrastructure of the Internet, said last week that it has released a beta version of BIND 9.3, the latest version of the open source DNS software that runs on over 75 percent of the Internet’s name servers.

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Sybase Activates Enterprise Database with Real-Time Data Services
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 12:11 PM
IPv6 News Sybase, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, announced availability of Sybase Real-Time Data Services.

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How-to IPv6 in Globus Toolkit 3
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:09 AM
6NET The online support document "how-to IPv6 in GT3" (as following URL) has been updated to latest release GT 3.2.

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UK Ministry of Defence asked about IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 04:37 PM
IPv6TF-SC Lord Astor of Hever asked Her Majesty's Government, inquiried to Lord Bach when all defence computer devices will be IPv6 compliant.

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IPv6 Cluster Meeting, June 9th, Rhodes, Greece
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 04:03 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The next IPv6 Cluster meeting will be held in conjunction with the Terena Networking Conference 2004, immediately following the 2nd 6NET Workshop, on Wednesday June 9th at 1600hrs, Room D, University of the Aegean, Rhodes Campus, Rhodes, Greece. Attendance at the 6NET Workshop and the IPv6 Cluster meeting requires a small fee to cover the refreshments cost.

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DG INFSO Research Infrastructure Unit's March/April 2004 newsletter
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 03:57 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The March/April 2004 newsletter is now available.

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NZRS gets IPv6 ball rolling
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 03:51 PM
IPv6TF-SC New Zealand Registry Services (NZRS) the company that runs the .nz register, has begun implementing IPv6 "glue" in the register's database, says manager Nick Griffin.

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A Fully Networked User Environment over IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 09:05 PM
IPv6TF-SC The presentations from the workshop "A Fully Networked user Environment over IPv6" which took place on 2nd April are now online.

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Irish Government task force to push IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 06:01 PM
IPv6TF-SC The Government is to establish a national ‘task force’ that will examine the opportunities presented by Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in a bid to give Ireland a first mover advantage in deploying the new standard.

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Mobile IPv6: Mobility in a Wireless Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:26 AM
IPv6 News Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) will be the key enabling technology for a new generation of mobile data and multimedia services with seamless roaming-even between wireless and wired networks. Now, one of the leaders in IPv6 mobility introduces the protocol clearly and concisely, from the standpoint of practical implementers.

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Chinese and French gov'ts to launch Internet cooperation
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 07:48 PM
IPv6TF-SC Chinese Ministry of Information Industry and French Ministry of Research and New Technologies will beef up cooperation between CNGI (China Next Generation Internet) and FNGI (France Next Generation Internet).

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High-tech gadgets for new Internet protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 08:25 AM
IPv6 News Anywhere, anything.

That's the promise of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), a next-generation network standard that Japanese telecommunications firms, and others, believe will truly integrate the Internet into daily life.

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Technologists bet new Net standard will drive e-world
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 10:42 AM
IPv6 News The World Wide Web is just about 15 years old, but already it is showing signs of wear as growing demand for Internet addresses and everyday functionality challenge the limits of the technology behind the Web.

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IPv6 features pass industry muster
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 06:25 PM
IPv6TF-SC Network engineers have successfully demonstrated routing, firewalls, quality of service and other key features of IPv6, the next generation of the Internet's main communications protocol, according to test participants.

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Telekom Austria started IPv6 Initiative
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 11:49 AM
IPv6TF-SC With an audience of over 150 participants and a number of keynote speakers, Telekom Austria started a national IPv6 initiative.

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Allied Telesyn announces more IPv6 support
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 10:41 PM
IPv6 News Allied Telesyn, the trusted end-to-end networking solutions vender, has today announced support for IPv6 with the release of a new device and future products to be introduced over the next few years.

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First Latin American IPv6 Forum: FLIP-6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 07:42 PM
IPv6TF-SC ECOMLAC, LACTLD and LACNIC summon the meeting of the first Latin American IPv6 Forum (FLIP-6) that will be held on March, 30, 2004, in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay.

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1st Austrian IPv6 Colloquium, March 31, 2004
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 06:47 PM
IPv6TF-SC Within the scope of the IPv6 Colloquium, all the challenges, aspects and consequences will be discussed for the first time in Austria.

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The United Nations wants a big piece of the Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 05:59 PM
IPv6TF-SC At a summit here this week, delegates from around the world gathered to take a preliminary step toward U.N. involvement in some of the areas that are bedeviling Internet users and governments alike, including spam, network security, privacy and the regulation of the technical underpinnings that control the sprawling global network.

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Taiwan Builds World-Class Research and Education Network
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 06:15 PM
IPv6 News A High-speed 20 gigabit-per-second broadband network, TWAREN links Taiwan with global research networks and facilitates international collaborative research.

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IPv6 Backbone Passes Latest Test
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:07 PM
IPv6TF-SC A permanent U.S. backbone network employing the next Internet protocol, IPv6, has cleared a second set of tests, the North American IPv6 Task Force said Monday.

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ISOC and IGC join forces for INET2004
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 03:16 PM
IPv6TF-SC Next May, Barcelona will host INET/IGC 2004, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The event includes an IPv6 workshop organized by the IPv6 Task Forces.

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UNH-IOL Demonstrates High-Speed Links and Security Running on the 'Moonv6'
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:24 PM
IPv6TF-SC The "Moonv6" network stretching from Durham to California has demonstrated the ability of the next version of the Internet to work with high-speed links, firewalls, routing, common applications and quality of service (QoS) for real-time business applications such as multimedia, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) has announced.

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The US NTIA has published the received Comments to his RFC
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 05:05 PM
IPv6TF-SC A total of 21 responses had been received, 3 of them past the 8th March 2004 deadline.

Available at the NTIA site.

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Second contribution to the UN ICT Task Force
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 10:37 AM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Forces submmited a new contribution to the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force: "The IPv6 robust address space available permits nodes, homes, and devices, as typical Internet use models, to have greater than one address, and of different scopes, for different reasons".

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Moonv6: A Small Step for Man, A Giant Leap for Mankind?
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 10:28 AM
IPv6TF-SC Until now, IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) deployment has been greater in Europe and Asia than in North America.

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China opens trial network based on next-generation Internet protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 10:18 AM
IPv6 News The China Education and Research Net 2 (CERNET2), a backbone network based on IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol, was put on trial Friday 19th March 2004.

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Taiwan first IPv6 center announced
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 10:16 AM
IPv6 News Taiwan unveiled an IPv6 center — the island's first and the world's fourth — aimed at raising the quality of online communications. The center is the fourth in the world after similar establishments in Japan, South Korea and mainland China.

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6NET organising IPv6 Workshop in Rhodes
Posted by: kevin on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 09:57 AM
6NET The 6NET project is organising an workshop on IPv6 co-located with the TERENA Networking Conference 2004. This will be held on 9 June 2004 at the University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece.

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6NET Spring Conference and Eurov6 Showcase
Posted by: kevin on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 09:55 AM
6NET The 6NET and Eurov6 projects are organising a two-day IPv6 conference and showcase on 18-19 May 2004 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.

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Rise of the Devices
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 09:53 AM
IPv6 News When archrivals Microsoft and Sun make a joint announcement, something important is clearly afoot. The news that the two companies are part of a consortium that is applying to ICANN to create a new top level domain for mobile devices is a case in point.

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GRID and IPv6: Globus Toolkit v3 (GT3) IPv6-enabled
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 08:32 PM
6NET To combine Grid and next generation IP – IPv6 – together, UCL is leading an activity under the 6net project to port the Globus Toolkit version 3 into an IPv6-enabled form.

UoS is also involved deeply in the activity.

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'.mobile' domain will take advice, says Microsoft
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 04:55 PM
IPv6 News A new top level domain could be set up to encourage the use of IP version 6, and SIP, improvements to the Internet's basic protocol intended to improve services.

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United Nations and IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 09:29 AM
IPv6TF-SC The United Nations ICT Task Force has invited the EU IPv6 Task Force chairman to join the new Task Force, by UN Secretary Kofi Annan to their first meeting on Internet Governance, March 25-26 2004, as a result of the WSIS final recommendations.

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North American IPv6 Summit 2004 Scheduled for Santa Monica
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 11:26 PM
IPv6TF-SC The North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) announced today that the North American IPv6 Summit 2004 will be held June 14 - 17, 2004 at the Loews Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA, with an IPv6 Exposition and Demo Area open from June 14 - 16.

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"A Fully Networked User Environment over IPv6" workshop
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 07:16 PM
IPv6TF-SC Jointly organised by the EC DG INFSO D1/F3 and the European IPv6 Task Force, this workshop combines IPv6 with Consumer Electronics, Smart Home, mobility solutions and applications.

The target audience is the European industry that can take advantage embedding IPv6 in their product lines.

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Task Forces response to NTIA IPv6 RFC
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 07:04 PM
IPv6TF-SC "All IPv6 pioneers should feel they contributed to this response worldwide as we are a worldwide team. IPv6 and the restoration of E2E on the Internet is about "Freedom" in Cyberspace and for the global economy and communications on our planet, so all peoples and cultures benefit from IPv6 evolution for the Internet, not just the elite and the few.", said Jim Bound.

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North American IPv6 Task Force Kicks Off Next Phase of Moonv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 01:43 PM
IPv6TF-SC The North American IPv6 Task Force, a sub-chapter of the IPv6 Forum dedicated to the advancement and propagation of IPv6 in the North American continent, announced that the second phase of testing on Moonv6, the world's largest multi-vendor IPv6 network, began yesterday.

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NEC Launches New Converged Mobile Service Solution Platform, IMS
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 11:15 AM
IPv6 News NEC Corporation has announced the launch of their 3GPP (3rd generation Partnership Project) compliant IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem).

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NTT/VERIO Service Awarded 2003 ''Product of the Year''
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 03:31 PM
IPv6 News Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications and a leader in global IP solutions, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation Communications Solutions magazine, has named NTT/VERIO IPv6 Gateway Services as a Product of the Year winner for 2003.

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Asia to lead in IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 06:03 AM
IPv6TF-SC Taking Internet protocol version 6 from the research and testing sphere to the consumer market is a major challenge facing the Asia-Pacific IPv6 Task Force (IPv6TF).

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IPv6: Asia will lead the way
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, March 03, 2004 - 11:33 AM
IPv6 News Increased use of IP addresses in Asia likely to propel IPv6 adoption.

The question that arises then is: when do we need to adopt IPv6 before IPv4's shortcomings get out of control?

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Global IPv6 Summit 2004 in China
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 02:22 PM
IPv6 News Next Global IPv6 Summit will be held in Beijing, China, April 12-14, 2004. As of the end of 2003, the number of Internet users in China rose by 34.5 percent over the last one year to 79.5 million only second to US in the world.

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IPv6 Overall Status, new release
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 11:20 AM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force Steering Committe released an updated version of the "IPv6 Overall Status" deliverable.

The document describes the Global IPv6 status and recent changes in deployment and efforts done worldwide.

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m2m-x: Connecting Devices, Naturally
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 08:47 AM
IPv6 News NTT Communications showed "Net Home Appliance Connection Services (tentative name)" for the first time at IPv6 Business Summit in Japan in Tokyo on February 16.

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BIGLOBE Starts IPv6 Trial Service
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 08:46 AM
IPv6 News On February 12, NEC announced that its ISP business, BIGLOBE would offer a trial IPv6 service from February 16 to May 30 prior to its full-scale implementation of IPv6 network services for consumers starting in June.

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IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan hosts the Global IP Business Exchange
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 06:06 AM
IPv6TF-SC IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan today announced Global IP Business Exchange, the global trade show & conference with primary focus on emerging IP business & technology covering wide variety of industries in global market.

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Report on the Global IPv6 Service Launch Event
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 09:23 AM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force Steering Committe has prepared a document reporting on the past Global IPv6 Service Launch Event.

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Report of IPv6 Business Summit in Japan available
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 10:05 PM
IPv6TF-SC IPv6 Business Summit was held in Tokyo on February 16th at Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku. It is one of the two IPv6-related events, along with IPv6 Technical Summit held in December last year.

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Defense Dept. ties funding to net-centric attributes
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 09:54 PM
IPv6 News The Defense Department will evaluate its IT programs against “key net-centric attributes” and may cut funding for those programs that don’t meet the criteria, agency official Priscilla Guthrie said last week.

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PS2 Videophone conversion in works
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 20, 2004 - 01:07 PM
IPv6 News Sony is working on a system that will convert the PS2 into a video communications terminal. At the IPv6 Business Summit in Tokyo, a PS2 with a USB digital camera - not Sony's Eye-Toy device, interestingly - was demonstrated, sending video communications via the Net.

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IPv6 to show itself at Apricot
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 10:01 AM
IPv6TF-SC The latest Internet Protocol (IP) technology known as the IP version 6 (IPv6) will be deployed with IPv4 at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (Apricot 2004), which kicks off tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur.

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Italian IPv6 Task Force: Next meeting in Turin
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 09:08 AM
IPv6TF-SC TILAB is organizing and hosting in Turin the 1st Italian IPv6 Task Force meeting, after the kick-off, next February 23.

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Minutes and slides of last IPv6 Cluster+IPv6 TF meeting available
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 05:31 PM
IPv6TF-SC The minutes and slides of the last IPv6 Cluster meeting, jointly organized with the IPv6 Task Force meeting, last 14th January, are available already at the EC IPv6 TF site.

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Eurov6 to participate at EuroIndia 2004
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 10:54 AM
Eurov6 The Eurov6 project, together with the IPv6 Cluster, is organizing a booth for hosting IPv6 demonstrations during the next EuroIndia 2004 event, next 24-26th March.

Talks from the IPv6 Cluster and the IPv6 Task Force are also planned during the event.

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Net Appliance Enters a New Era
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, February 14, 2004 - 02:56 PM
IPv6 News Panasonic, or Matsushita Electric Industrial, released several home electric appliances with net connectivity in 2003, including video recorder and Internet-based home security system. In October 2003, the company announcerd that it would embrace IPv6 technology and work toward implementing it in its products.

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Waterford-based researchers brief Minister on wireless mobility
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, February 13, 2004 - 03:35 PM
IPv6 Cluster news Researchers from the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology recently travelled to Brussels to brief Mr John Browne TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, on current developments in wireless technology.

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Deploying IPv6 Event, in Spanish
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 12:50 PM
IPv6 Cluster news On 18th of February, the "Deploying IPv6" Event will take place in several remote locations, using IPv6 applications like ISABEL, and broadcasted to Internet via several means including streaming.

The event is organized by the Spanish project 6SOS.

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January 2004 IST Research Infractructure Newsletter
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 03:27 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The January 2004 edition of the IST Research Infrastructure unit newsletter has been published.

The main featured topic is the summary of the recent Global IPv6 Service Launch Event.

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Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.5.0 Beta 1 with IPv6 support
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 10:59 PM
IPv6 News Java Software/Sun Microsystems released the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, including IPv6 support.

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New IPv6 Standardisation Report available
Posted by: istadmin on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 03:15 PM
6LINK 6LINK has made the latest version of its IPv6 standardisation report available. The report largely focuses on IETF standardisation status of IPv6 technology, in a number of IETF working groups. This is the sixth issue of the report series produced by 6LINK, the coordinating project for the IST IPv6 Cluster.

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data planet international AG introduces first IPv6 enabled IP/DVB encapsulator
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 10:31 PM
IPv6 News data planet international AG (dpi AG) proudly announces a new product, the World's first IPv6/DVB encapsulator including support for Ultra light encapsulation (ULE) - especially designed to fulfill needs of existing and upcoming IPv6 based DVB platforms.

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ESA projects demonstrate native IPv6 over DVB-S
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 07:22 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The Global IPv6 Service Launch Event in Brussels on 15 and 16 January 2004 was the location for a demonstration by ESA initiated projects on the new Internet Protocol version 6 over DVB-S satellite links.

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IPv6 Featured at EuroNews
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 07:21 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force organized with EuroNews a premier during the Global IPv6 Service Launch Event, in Brussels.

It's hard to believe, but even the Internet is getting on. The protocol on which it was built is 20 years old. And its at breaking point.

Enter IPv6 - the new generation protocol - which European Commissionner Erkki Liikanen hopes will soon be introduced across Europe.

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New Internet protocol to boost European and global research networks
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 11:02 AM
IPv6TF-SC EU Enterprise and Information Society Commissioner, Erkki Liikanen, has described the launch of the first global IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) as a major boost to the development of the European Research Area.

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US Commerce Dept. is Seeking IPv6 Comments
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 10:24 AM
IPv6 News A new Internet protocol task force Tuesday said it wants public input on the next generation of the Internet and how much of a roll government should be taking in the transition.

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European Research Network extended to the Balkans with EU Support
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 01:37 PM
SEEREN The South Eastern European Research and Education Networking (SEEREN) project has completed the extension of the pan European high-speed research network GÉANT to the Balkan countries.

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Telefónica to link Europe and Latin America with IPv6 Technology
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 11:51 AM
IPv6TF-SC Telefonica provided direct IPv6 connectivity between Madrid and São Paulo for the “IPv6 Global Launch Event”, under the organization of the European Commission, Euro6IX and 6NET, adding those services to its commercial portfolio.

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6NET pushes the boundaries of IPv6 technology innovation with IPv6 Multicast
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 11:37 AM
6NET The 6NET project has deployed the world's first large-scale international native IPv6 multicast network, spanning nine countries, and based on technology proposed by members of the project consortium. The use of the technology known as 'Embedded RP' offers a number of advantages over previous IPv4-based multicasting techniques, particularly with respect to scalability across multiple domains.

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Web-enabled lamp casts light on IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 12:31 AM
IPv6 News Matsushita has announced a desk lamp that sets up an IPv6 Internet address and can be controlled through a local area network.

Japan-based electronics maker Matsushita Electric has cast some light on next-generation IPv6 home appliances with a new Web-enabled desk lamp.

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Consulintel releases "6-Plug", the 1st world-wide IPv6 automation system
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 12:13 AM
IPv6 News Consulintel, a leading Spanish SME, announces the availability of the 1st worldwide service for automation and remote control, based on IPv6.

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Korea, EU reach agreement on IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 08:53 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The European Union, seeking allies as it tries to develop its own next-generation Internet applications rather than simply accept whatever U.S. interests want, appears to have found an ally in the Asia-Pacific region.

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IPv6 Forum Unveils First Slate of 2004 'IPv6 Ready' Products
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 08:51 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Ready Program Committee has completed multiple interoperability tests of products from vendors from around the world, resulting in a new slate of "IPv6 Ready" companies. IPv6 Ready is a global qualification program that ensures products can connect with networks that use the new IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) addressing architectures.

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Launching the next step for the Internet IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 08:50 PM
IPv6TF-SC Mr Erkki Liikanen Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society, participated today in the Global IPv6 Service Launch event, with the talk "Launching the next step for the Internet IPv6".

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European Commission hosts inaugural event for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 08:50 PM
Euro6IX European Commission hosts inaugural event to celebrate the launch of the world's first all IPv6 research network.

The European Union has been instrumental in giving political and financial support to the rapid take up of the new Internet Protocol IPv6.

The two-day event is co-organised by the European Commission's Information Society Directorate General and two major EC-funded IPv6 test-bed projects (Euro6IX and 6NET).

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US Commerce Dept weighs IPv6 for government-wide use
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 11:16 AM
IPv6 News The US Commerce Department is accepting public comments on the costs and benefits of switching to IP Version 6 from Version 4.

The request for comments released today hints at possible large-scale use of the protocol across all agencies.

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Global IPv6 research network officially launched
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 08:22 AM
IPv6TF-SC The European Commission has launched the world's first all IPv6 research network. The European Union has been instrumental in giving political and financial support to the rapid take up of the new Internet Protocol IPv6.

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Special on IPv6 at IEEE Communications Magazine
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 08:47 AM
IPv6 Cluster news IPv6 is a featured topic at the January 2004 edition of the IEEE Communications Magazine. The guest editorial "IPv6: The Basis for the Next Generation Internet"can be read here.

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Next Generation Internet Comes to Life at CES
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 08:47 AM
IPv6TF-SC A global event discussing and demonstrating new IPv6-enabled consumer electronics products, will take place in conjunction with the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Internet Protocol version 6, the protocol for the next generation of the Internet, will feature a full day at the nation's largest venue highlighting new consumer technologies with more than 110,000 elite buyers and industry professionals. The sessions will demonstrate that IPv6 is becoming a reality for everyday applications.

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European Commission showcases deployment of IPv6, the new Internet protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 10:32 AM
IPv6TF-SC IPv6, the new version of the Internet Protocol, is ready for deployment. The current version of the Internet Protocol (IPv4) has been in service for over 20 years. However, IPv4 cannot scale to deliver the future promises of our 'digital century' where many billions of devices will be online and addressable on the Internet.

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NTT East to launch IPv6 Service
Posted by: fordm5 on Friday, December 19, 2003 - 02:39 PM
IPv6 News Tokyo, Dec. 18 (Jiji Press) - NTT East Corp., a regional unit of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., said Thursday it will launch a commercial service based on the Internet Protocol Version 6, or IPv6, in the Tokyo metropolitan area on Jan. 6. The new service will allow users to exchange e-mails via broadband communications and talk on high-quality videophones, the carrier said.

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Verio deploys commercial IPv6 gateway
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 10:32 AM
IPv6 News Verio Inc. last week launched a commercial IPv6 gateway in North America that features native, tunneling and dual-stack services. Using an IPv6-enabled router, the gateway will allow U.S. customers to connect to parent company NTT Communications Corp.'s global tier-one IPv6 backbone operating in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia, Verio said.

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IPv6 fears seen unfounded
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 11:52 PM
IPv6TF-SC Early adopters of IPv6 say deployment of this upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol is significantly easier than expected and costs less than anticipated.

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IPv6 Products and Services: Enabling Consumer Electronics with Next Gen Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 11:33 AM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Forum, the North American and the European IPv6 Task Forces have jointly organized five panels of IPv6 experts to cover the breadth, depth, and opportunities of integrating v6 into billions of devices in the very near future, as part of the next Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest annual tradeshow for Consumer Technology.

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New Internet (IPv6) Workshop at WSIS slides
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 10:25 AM
IPv6TF-SC The slides of the New Internet (IPv6) Workshop at World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva on 9th December 2004, are now available.

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China's Biggest IPv6 Initiative is Launched
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 11:01 AM
IPv6TF-SC Today the largest IPv6 network initiative in China, China Next Generation Internet (CNGI) project, was announced during “China NGN Migration and Development Strategy Seminar” hosted by BII Group.

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Moonv6 testing to continue
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 11:01 AM
IPv6TF-SC The Defense Department and the University of New Hampshire plan a second phase of interoperability tests on the Moonv6 test bed, the nation’s largest native IPv6 network.

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IPv6 Transition Crucial to Military
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 10:59 AM
IPv6TF-SC The terrorist attack on the Pentagon two years ago convinced the military to accelerate its transition to IPv6, the new version of the Internet Protocol (IP) currently being reviewed by standards bodies.

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Verio Launches Commercial North American IPv6 Gateway Services
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 10:55 AM
IPv6 News Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com) and a leader in global IP solutions, today announced availability of the first ever large-scale Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) commercial offering in North America. NTT/VERIO IPv6 Gateway Services, the next generation communication platform for Internet traffic, is available immediately to all customers via Network Services sales channels, including direct sales to users or through the viaVerio Partner Program.

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New Generation Internet (IPv6) Summit Begins Today in Arlington
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 08, 2003 - 06:43 PM
IPv6TF-SC The North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) and the IPv6 Forum announce that the U.S. IPv6 Summit 2003 opens today at 7:30 A.M. at the Hotel Doubletree Crystal City in Arlington, VA, just minutes from the nation's capital and major business centers and within walking distance to the Pentagon. From December 8-11, five hundred of the most innovative and influential leaders from the global Internet community will gather to discuss strategic issues related to the DoD's adoption of the new Internet Protocol (IPv6).

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Internet2 Members Participate in DoD Project to Evaluate IPv6 Interoperability
Posted by: istadmin on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 10:56 AM
IPv6 News Internet2 announced this week that more than 10 members of its membership are participating in the Moonv6 project, a large-scale implementation of the next-generation Internet Protocol. Moonv6 is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF), the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) and the Joint Interoperability Testing Command (JITC) to evaluate Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in support of network-centric military operations.

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EC Research Infrastructure November Newsletter
Posted by: istadmin on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 10:52 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The European Commission's DG INFSO Research Infrastructure Unit's November 2003 newsletter is now available online. The newsletter includes information on IPv6 activities, including news on the forthcoming IPv6 Global Service Launch event on January 15-16, 2004, and news on a renewed call for action from the European IPv6 Task Force.

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North American ISPs trial IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 10:37 AM
IPv6TF-SC ISPs in the U.S. are starting to test services that support IPv6, an upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol. But advocates of the next-generation Internet technology say it may take until the year 2007 before U.S.-based multinationals are ready to deploy production IPv6 networks.

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IPv6 at Consumer Electronics Show 2004
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 09:10 AM
IPv6TF-SC The International CES and the IPv6 Forum have joined forces to promote the essential technologies necessary in deploying the IPv6 Internet protocol around the world. The IPv6 Forum event will take place during the 2004 International CES, the worlds largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology, January 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.

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European Commission presents IPv6, the new Internet protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 09:04 AM
IPv6TF-SC IPv6, the new version of the Internet Protocol, is ready for implementation and deployment. After almost 20 years of service the current version of the Internet Protocol IPv4 is gradually being phased out and the new version - IPv6 - will increasingly take over. To mark this occasion, the Information Society Directorate-General of the European Commission is organising The Global IPv6 Service Launch Event in Brussels on January 15-16, 2004.

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Powering the next-generation Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 11:31 AM
6POWER It is the power supply that drives your computer, not the Internet connection. So says the traditional logic that electricity companies supply power and telecommunications companies, well, telecommunications. But this year could be a watershed for reversing that logic. Power Line Communication (PLC) allows the electricity grid to supply megawatts and megabytes - and at rates matching or surpassing those of DSL and cable.

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First IPv6 Ready Logo holders announced
Posted by: istadmin on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 10:24 AM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Ready logo program has announced its first list of vendor products and devices that have passed the Phase 1 certification process. The IPv6 Ready program has been established to promote interoperability for IPv6 devices, and to raise awareness of devices that offer a certain level of IPv6 capability.

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Global Grid Forum (GGF) establishes IPv6 WG
Posted by: istadmin on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 10:07 AM
6NET The Global Grid Forum (GGF) has recently established an IPv6 WG. The WG met at GGF9, and its charter has been formalised. It is initially tasked with producing two documents. The first is a review of IPv4 dependencies in existing GGF specifications, the second is a set of guidelines for IP version-independence in future specifications.

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RIPE NCC announces IPv6 Tunnel Detection Tool
Posted by: istadmin on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 09:21 AM
IPv6 News Today, many IPv6 networks are based on tunnels. Traceroute6 is one of
many tools used to assess route vectors and latency. However, IPv6
tunneling undermines the validity of Traceroute6 because it only
delivers results based on the IPv6, and not the IPv4, layer.


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Official Recommendation on IPv6 Deployment for France
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 09:12 PM
IPv6TF-SC In conjunction with the opening of Networld+Interop Paris 2003 on 19 November, the French IPv6 Task Force presented to Claudie Haigneré, Minister for the department of Research and New Technologies in the French Ministry for Finance, Economy and Industry, its official recommendations for establishing a strategic plan to develop and deploy IPv6 technologies for the country.

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ESA and IPv6 over satellite
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 09:10 PM
IPv6 News The European Space Agency (ESA) recently started several activities for investigating and demonstrating "IPv6 over satellite". The use of satellite technology can be important to bring IPv6 into regions with no or poor terrestrial connectivity.

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Next Generation Internet (IPv6) Workshop at WSIS, Geneva, 9th December
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 02:55 PM
IPv6TF-SC The European Union IPv6 Task Force and the Internet Society are pleased to announce the Next Generation Internet (IPv6) Workshop, to be held within the framework of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS), 9th December 2003 in Geneva.

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NEC Demonstrates Beyond-3G IP-based Converged Mobile Architecture
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 11:51 AM
Moby Dick NEC Europe announced the successful completion of the three-year “Moby Dick Project”, aimed at developing a seamless converged mobile network architecture based on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

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IPv6 in the Spanish 2004-2007 R&D Programme
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 14, 2003 - 12:00 AM
IPv6TF-SC The Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology has published the 2004-2007 R&D Programme. This includes IPv6 as part of several topics, as suggested by the Spanish IPv6 Task Force effort.

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6POWER cooperates with ETSI in the 1st PLC Plugtests
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - 08:17 PM
6POWER ETSI Plugtests is pleased to invite companies to attend the 1st Powerline Technologies (PLT) interoperability event organised with the ETSI PLT committee with the cooperation of 6POWER.

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Interoperable Networks for Secure Communications
Posted by: sathya on Monday, November 10, 2003 - 04:57 PM
IPv6 News An interesting project for testing security with IPv6 networks, Interoperable Networks for Secure Communications (INSC) is a technology application and development Project to develop and demonstrate an interoperable, manageable, and secure military internetwork over various military and civil subnetworks, including mobile networks, based on existing and emerging standards, and commercial services and products.

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IPv6 Cluster Releases New Publication
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 07:49 PM
IPv6 Cluster news A new booklet, entitled ‘Moving to IPv6 in Europe’, has been produced by 6LINK, a project in the IST (Information Society Technologies) division of the EU’s Fifth Framework Programme.

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EU IPv6 Task Force Releases Call for Action at EU level
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 07:48 PM
IPv6TF-SC The European IPv6 Task Force, in its second phase, mandated by the European Commission, has released today a new report addressing the deployment Status of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) including a renewed Call for Action at the European Union level.

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RIPE NCC makes statement on IPv4 address space
Posted by: istadmin on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 11:40 AM
IPv6 News There has been considerable discussion recently on the projections for supply of IPv4 address space, with predictions varying for projected exhaustion dates. While supply and demand forces will mean IPv4 address space will never run out, the introduction of new IP device requirements, for example hundreds of millions of mobile handsets, may dramatically increase the pressure on the existing space. The RIPE NCC statement comments on projections based on existing usage.

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6WIND wins prize at IST2003 event
Posted by: sathya on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 09:49 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The IST 2003 conference was held on 2-4 October 2003 in Milan. The event is the premier showcase for European IST research projects. French company 6WIND won one of 20 top IST prizes for their IPv6 router product. 6WIND is involved in a number of the IST Cluster projects, including 6WINIT, Euro6IX and 6POWER.

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Nokia Demonstrates World's First Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6 CDMA Handset
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 09:44 AM
IPv6 News Nokia today demonstrated the world''s first dual stack IPv4/IPv6 CDMA handset, setting the standard for future mobile Internet devices. This prototype handset addresses the increasing demand for advanced Internet-connected mobile devices in an environment in which existing Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses are rapidly being depleted, and will soon be replaced by nearly infinite Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses.

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Nokia IPv6 Phone
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 12:20 PM
IPv6 News At the annual Nokia Mobile Internet Conference in Nice, France, Nokia introduced the world to Series 90 - its first pen-based software platform using Symbian OS 7.0s - sporting a high-resolution, color user interface. The first device based on the Series 90 platform was also announced, the radically designed Nokia 7700.

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IST2003 conference presentations are available on the CORDIS web
Posted by: sathya on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:17 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The IST 2003 conference included plenary sessions that took place on 2nd October, and parallel workshops across the three days of the event. A supplementary stream of IST information sessions was included in the programme.

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One Billion Euros to strengthen Europe's role in ICT
Posted by: sathya on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:16 AM
IPv6 Cluster news Bringing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) closer to people's needs, making it easier to use by everyone and strengthening Europe's industrial competitiveness: These are the challenges of the IST priority in the Community's 6th Framework Programme for research and development. The aim is to make all European citizens and businesses benefit from the advantages that progress in ICT can bring and to reinforce Europe's role in shaping the development of the technology and its applications.

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6POWER provides toll-quality IP voice services over power line comms
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 02:56 PM
6POWER The 6POWER project has already provided good exploitation results. The QoS mechanism developed by the project has enabled the offering of toll-quality voice services over PLC, and consequently allowed early commercial exploitation.

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New Internet (IPv6) Workshop at WSIS
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 05:09 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force is organising, in the scope of the World Summit of the Information Society, a workshop on the New Internet (IPv6). The workshop will be hosted in Geneva, 9th December, 2003, and features talks oriented to the value of IPv6 for end users and emerging nations.

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1st ASEAN IPv6 Summit slides available
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 11:48 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The slides from the IPv6 Summit held in October 2003 in Kuala Lumpur are now available from the official web site for the event.

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Slides and Pictures from the Belgian IPv6 Event
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 11:47 AM
Eurov6 The slides and pictures of the past Belgian IPv6 Event are now available. The event was held in parallel to a major interoperability session in Brussels in September 2003.

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IPv6 Issues reported on BBC World
Posted by: Jordi on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 11:42 AM
IPv6TF-SC With the cooperation of the IPv6 Task Force, BBC World did a special programme about IPv6. The report is available online, including video footage of the interview which has been shown around the world.

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DOD Test Fires IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 03:31 PM
IPv6TF-SC The American military has taken the first steps toward migrating its network to IPv6. Last week, the U.S. Department of Defense completed the first phase of testing, in what many are calling the largest and most ambitious IPv6 interoperability demonstration ever put together.

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IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit 2004
Posted by: sathya on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 10:21 AM
6LINK The 13th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit (27-30 June 2004, Lyon, France), which is the first of the 6th Framework Program, will provide a major forum to present results of the European initiatives and highlight the latest ones of the 6th framework shaping the future.

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Isabel 10th Anniversary Event
Posted by: sathya on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 10:15 AM
Euro6IX The "Isabel 10th Anniversary Event" will take place on thursday 23th of October 2003 from 15h00 to 19h00 (Central European Time). The event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the first RACE Summer School on Advanced Broadband Communications, which took place in 1993 and where Isabel was first used in a public event over the first ATM transnational interconnection, between Spain and Portugal.

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Award for Innovative Mobile IPv6 e-Vehicle
Posted by: sathya on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 10:14 AM
IPv6 News The IPv6 e-Vehicle project was honored with Murai Award for innovative mobile technology Validation on the road started in June 2003, and so far, the project is getting noticed.

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Moonv6 Project Pushes for IPv6 in North America
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 10:11 AM
IPv6TF-SC Moonv6, a collaborative project to build and demonstrate the U.S.'s largest-ever IPv6 network, completed initial interoperability testing last week at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Organizers of the Moonv6 project believe that while adoption of IPv6 in Asia and Europe has been a forgone conclusion for several years now, a great deal of doubt has persisted in the North American market. The Moonv6 project aims to change this by launching the most aggressive IPv6 event in the North American market to date.

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Defense Department begins six months of IPv6 interoperability tests
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 02:21 AM
IPv6TF-SC For the next six months, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will operate the largest multivendor IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) network to date.

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UK govt policy group recommends v6-capable systems
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 03:27 PM
IPv6TF-SC In a draft recommendation for the UK e-government interoperability framework, which is adopting internet and world wide web standards for all government systems, there is a recommendation for IPv6 capable systems, that guides govt procurements.

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DoD Testing Next-Gen Internet Protocol
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 03:27 PM
IPv6 News The U.S. Department of Defense will begin testing Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), a technology that many have called the next-generation Internet and that the DOD has said is critical to national defense. The DOD is teaming with hardware and software vendors -- including Fujitsu, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, HP, Sun and Nokia -- to test IPv6, which many believe will replace today's widespread IPv4 and provide the additional capacity and security required for more Internet-connected devices.

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Panasonic Exhibits Latest Multimedia with IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 12:54 PM
Eurov6 Panasonic, one of the Eurov6 project sponsors, is displaying new IPv6 enabled devices at the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2003 12-18 October in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Teredo for FreeBSD
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 12:53 PM
Euro6IX Teredo allows nodes located behind an IPv4 NAT to obtain IPv6 unicast connectivity by tunnelling packets over UDP/IPv4.

This service has 3 entities: the "Teredo Server", the "Teredo Relay" and the "Teredo client". A Teredo Server is stateless whereas the Teredo Relay keeps a state of each peer.

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TCL 8.4.4 IPv6 Patch Released
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 10:39 AM
Euro6IX In the scope of the Euro6IX project, code porting activity, TCL has been completed.

For the time being, only UNIX platforms are available.

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Matsushita makes IPv6 module
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 03:37 PM
IPv6 News Matsushita Electric Industrial Co said Wednesday it has developed an Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) module that realizes what it says is the industry's first data communications of 100 megabits per second for networked consumer electronics.

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SuSE Linux Version 9.0 Prepped for October Release
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 03:36 PM
IPv6 News SuSE Linux is set to release its latest consumer product, SuSE Linux 9.0. The company claims the update is the first home user operating system platform to leverage AMD's Athlon 64 processor, giving workstation users performance enhancements available only through the 64-bit architecture.

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Voyager IPv6 and Mobile IPv6 Integrated with OSE Real-Time OS
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 03:35 PM
IPv6 News Elmic Systems, a leading supplier of embedded Internet protocols, today announced that the company has integrated their Voyager IPv6 and Voyager Mobile IPv6 products with Enea Embedded Technology's OSE real-time operating system (RTOS). Elmic's Voyager IPv6 makes it easy to add secure Internet connectivity, advanced addressing, routing, and network auto-configuration capabilities to embedded systems running the OSE RTOS.

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Ericsson and Eurov6 project demonstrate IPv6 over GPRS
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 10:24 AM
Eurov6 In the scope of the Eurov6 project, Ericsson and TeliaSonera have successfully demonstrated IPv6 services over a commercial GPRS network in an international roaming scenario.

The demonstration shows that IPv6 services can be supported in a commercial mobile infrastructure, even when roaming, using automated IP tunneling. This can be seen as a stepping-stone toward native IPv6 networks and services including peer-to-peer applications.

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Visual Studio.NET 2003 now with IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 11:13 AM
IPv6 News Microsoft’s flagship software development suite -- Visual Studio.NET -- has now been updated and enhanced with a new version, 2003.

This suite of software development tools targets the .NET platform. .NET is the fusion of Windows and Web-based technologies, with rich in-built support for memory management, database connectivity, and wireless and palm-held devices.

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Status of IPv6 Support for Networking Applications
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 11:12 AM
IPv6 News Deep Space 6, the Linux IPv6 portal, announced that the page regarding the "Current Status of IPv6 Support for Networking Applications", has been updated.

This is a very comprehensive list of all the IPv6 Ready applications.

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nGn announces new applications ported to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 11:11 AM
Euro6IX Within the scope of the Euro6IX project, novaGnet is porting several coce and applications to IPv6.

At the moment MRTG, INET6, Socket6 and PINE are already available.

Actually TCL is being considered.

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Pre-normative Study for IPv6 Testing
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 11:40 AM
IPv6TF-SC ETSI has published the "Pre-normative Study for IPv6 Testing" Technical Report.

The main objective of this document is to investigate the need for and the scope of conformance and interoperability test specifications to support the European Commission's IPv6 deployment goals, the IPv6 Forum's "IPv6 Ready" certification programme and ETSI's own needs for IPv6 testing (including 3GPP).

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IBM vision for IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 11:39 AM
IPv6 News IBM has just released a new version of its position paper regarding IPv6.

The document provides the "IBM vision for IPv6 in the era of e-business on demand", including a short introduction to IPv6, and explanation about IPv6 as "more than just addresses", IPv6 status today in the world, customer scenarios at IBM and even risk factors.

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ITU IPv6 Newslog
Posted by: sathya on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:31 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Strategy and Policy Unit has just started a news log on IPv6.

The log covers IPv6 news stories of general interest to a wide readership.

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Microsoft Windows XP Peer-to-Peer Downloads
Posted by: sathya on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:29 AM
IPv6 News Microsoft have now released the Advanced Networking Pack for Windows XP SP1.

Previously known as the Peer-2-Peer Update, it includes an IPv6 firewall, Teredo (NAT Traversal) & various P2P technologies.

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IPv6 Plugtest, 23-26 Sept 2003, Brussels
Posted by: sathya on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:28 AM
6LINK There will be a plugtest event in Brussels in September 2003. Companies active in the IPv6 world will be able to:
  • Check that their latest development ( IPv6, Mobile IPv6, etc..) work with other companies' code
  • Get advice and expertise from world wide test teams from UNH(US), TAHI(JP) , and ULB and G6TEST (EU)
  • Apply to get get the IPv6 ready logo.

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2nd IPv6 Cluster Publication: Moving to IPv6 in Europe
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 01:29 PM
6LINK The latest IPv6 Cluster publication is now available on-line in PDF format - Moving to IPv6 in Europe.

This publication provides an overview of European R&D activities in the IPv6 area, focussing on projects, networks, trials and applications developed and demonstrated in the Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme.

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New contribution to standards in IETF
Posted by: Jordi on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 01:26 PM
Euro6IX The partners of the Euro6IX project have presented several Internet Drafts during the last Vienna meeting (IETF 57th).

Two presentations were actualy done, one relative to the last Interoperability Test Report (rfc2845-report-4.zip), and another one regarding the Forwarding of Protocol 41 in NAT Boxes(v6ops-proto41-nat_ietf57.zip).

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RedIRIS, the Spanish NREN, introduces native IPv6
Posted by: JuanQuemada on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 09:49 AM
GEANT Since May 2003, RedIRIS, the Spanish NREN has installed dual IPv4/IPv6 stack, providing since then native IPv6 connectivity to universities and research centers in Spain, which are now able to exchange natively IPv4 or IPv6 packets.

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IPv6 Commercial Deployment in Europe
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:32 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee released a set of slides that include the status of the commercial deployment of IPv6 in Europe.

The slides have been prepared with the cooperation of several European Telcos and the National IPv6 Task Forces.

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1st Year Public Trial
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:31 PM
Euro6IX Euro6IX project has succesfully completed the 1st year public trials. The consortium released a short document documenting it, available at the documents/general section of the Euro6IX web site.

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New Internet Land Speed Record set with IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:31 PM
IPv6 Cluster news Geneva 26 June 2003. Scientists at CERN and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have set a new Internet2 land speed record using the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6. The team sustained a single stream Transfer Control Protocol (TCP) rate of 983 megabits per second for more than one hour between CERN and Chicago, a distance of more than 7,000 kilometres. This is equivalent to transferring a full CD in 5.6 seconds.

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Demonstrations from the IPv6 Cluster Projects
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:30 PM
6LINK Several IPv6 Cluster projects made public demonstrations at the last Madrid 2003 Global IPv6 Summit. 6LINK compiled a document with the description of these demonstrations and this is available at the IPv6 Summit web site.

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Barriers to IPv6 Deployment
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:28 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee elaborated a document describing the barriers for the deployment of IPv6. The document is available at the IPv6 TF document store.

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IPv6 TF Comment on Opinion 2/2002 Art. 29 Data Protect. Working Party
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:27 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force Steering Commitee, in cooperation with the Euro6IX project, elaborated a reply to the Opinion 2/2002 Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party. The document is available at the IPv6 TF document store.

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ISOC and WSIS
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:26 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force cooperated with ISOC in the document "Comments of the ISOC on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Draft Declaration of Principles and Action Plan". The document is available at the IPv6TF document store.

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Cost of NAT
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:23 PM
IPv6TF-SC The North America IPv6 Task Force, in cooperation with the IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee, elaborated a couple of slides to describe the cost of NAT. The document is available at the IPv6TF document store.

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Power Line Business Plan
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:43 PM
6POWER 6POWER just published a new and very interesting deliverable, documenting the case for the deployment of IPv6 PLC.

If you are interested in accessing the document, please go to the 6POWER web site deliverables area and click over D1.2B.

In the next release, we will document the network deployment cost and operation/management comparing IPv4 versus IPv6.

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IPv6 Overall Status
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:37 PM
IPv6TF-SC The IPv6 Task Force Steering Committe just released an updated version of the "IPv6 Overall Status" deliverable.

The document describes the Global IPv6 status and recent changes in deployment and efforts done worldwide.

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Privacy and Civil Liberty Concerns in Relation to IPv6
Posted by: Jordi on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:28 PM
Euro6IX The Euro6IX project has published a deliverable regarding IPv6 Privacy aspects. If you are interested in accessing the document, please go to www.euro6ix.org, documents section and then deliverables. The dcoument is D4.2.

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NGN-Lab supports DHCPv6 interop tests
Posted by: fordm5 on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 02:04 PM
NGN-LAB Back-to-back with the 57th IETF in Vienna/Austria, NEC Europe Ltd. organizes with additional support of the NGN-Lab Project a DHCPv6 interoperability event. There you have the chance to test different DHCPv6 implementations. The main goal is to prove interoperability of several DHCPv6 client, relay, and server implementations. Implementations should be based on the latest Internet draft (draft-dhc-dhcpv6-28.txt) and the latest results from draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-interop-01.txt. More DHCPv6 info is available here.

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EC IST IPv6 Cluster Meeting IX
Posted by: fordm5 on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 01:20 PM
IPv6 Cluster news The next IPv6 Cluster Meeting will take place during the IST2003 event being held in Milan, Italy between October 2-4. The precise date, time, location and agenda are all forthcoming so watch this space! Further details of the IST2003 event are available from the IST2003 website.

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On-line IPv6 home environment
Posted by: sathya on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 11:36 AM
Eurov6 The Eurov6 project is developing a multisite IPv6 showcase. The Basel site now has an on-line home environment implemented at their showcase. The home environment can be operated by IPv6 clients through the Eurov6 website at www.eurov6.org.

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FP6 2nd call
Posted by: sathya on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 11:35 AM
IPv6 Cluster news The second call for proposal is open on 17 June 2003. The total budget for this call is 525 M€. The closing date is 15 Oct. 2003. The details of the call can be seen at the Cordis web site.

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IPv6 workshop
Posted by: sathya on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 09:10 AM
Eurov6 “International Workshop on IPv6 Testing,Certification and Market Acceptance” will be held on September 22, 2003 at Hotel Le Plaza, bd Adolphe Max 118-126, 1000 Brussels. The event is also associated with the presentation of IPv6 showcase from Eurov6 proejct and ETSI plugtest event addressing IPv6 interoperability issues.

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US DoD to deploy IPv6
Posted by: fordm5 on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 09:08 AM
IPv6 News In a memorandum and press statement on June 9th, the US Dept. of Defence announced that from October 1st, 2003, all new developments and procurements will be IPv6 capable. The DoD goal is to complete the transition to IPv6 for all intra and inter networking across the DoD by financial year 2008. The text of the memo is available here.

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xMotion project overview
Posted by: istadmin on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:17 AM
xMotion Requirements emerging from the nature of safety and security providing organisations operating in varying degrees of emergency (in particular communication and information needs) will be specified and used in the scenario service tests. The services in the tests will be enabled by three main technologies: mobile middleware, location-based services, and video-streaming.

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Wireless Cabin project overview
Posted by: istadmin on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:12 AM
Wireless Cabin The WirelessCabin project is developing wireless access technologies for a aircraft cabins. Several access technologies in the cabin are envisaged for passengers: UMTS for personal telephony and packet data, Bluetooth and W-LAN for IP access. The Bluetooth interface will also be used for transport of UMTS services.

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SEEREN project overview
Posted by: istadmin on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:04 AM
SEEREN The SEEREN project aims at easing the “digital divide” that still separates most of the South Eastern European countries from the developed world, by helping to establish a research and educational networking environment in the region. To that end, the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Serbia and Montenegro (FRY), Greece, Hungary and Romania (called regional NRENs) will be linked via 2-34 Mbps interconnections amongst them and to the major GÉANT Points of Presence (PoPs) in this area.

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SATIP6 project overview
Posted by: istadmin on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:00 AM
SATIP6 The Satellite Broadband Multimedia System for IPv6 (SATIP6) project will examine the most immediate technical issues facing satellite broadband access in the coming years, namely the functions to be implemented in the protocol layer between physical medium access and the IP layer (i.e. typically layer 2).The introduction of IPv6 (compared to today’s IPv4) requires modification of user applications and network infrastructure, which will be a gradual process and will be implemented differently in different parts of the global network.

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OverDRiVE project overview
Posted by: istadmin on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 09:57 AM
OverDRiVE The European research project OverDRiVE (Spectrum Efficient Uni- and Multicast Over Dynamic Radio Networks in Vehicular Environments) aims at UMTS enhancements and coordination of existing radio networks into a hybrid network to ensure spectrum efficient provision of mobile multimedia services. An IPv6 based architecture enables interworking of cellular and broadcast networks in a common frequency range with dynamic spectrum allocation (DSA).

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IPv6 TF Steering Committee overview
Posted by: istadmin on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 09:48 AM
IPv6TF-SC The European Commission initiated an IPv6 Task Force driven by major and key European and worldwide players, to develop a comprehensive action plan by the end of 2001 aiming to ensure the timely availability of IPv6.

The conclusions and recommendations of the Task Force were successfully submitted to the European Council Barcelona Spring meeting of 2002, under the Spanish Presidency, and in the context of this document, a series of recommendations pertaining to the implementation of IPv6 by all relevant ICT sectors were proposed by the Commission.


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Eurov6 project overview
Posted by: istadmin on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 05:40 PM
Eurov6 The Eurov6 project is in line with the current policy of the European Commission, which has recognized the growing importance of IPv6 and has made it a policy to adopt IPv6 for next generation networks.

Eurov6 will build an IPv6 applications and services showcase by bringing together devices and systems vendors as sponsors.

The Eurov6 will act as a catalyst; it will let different interests converge, from users, vendors, operators, ISPs, researchers, universities, IST networks and applications projects.


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6QM project overview
Posted by: istadmin on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 05:16 PM
6QM The project goal is the research, development and integration of the different pieces needed for the correct measurement of the Quality of Service in IPv6 networks. In order to achieve this goal, a measurement device will be developed. This device will insert precise timestamp information when IPv6 packets are captured. A measurement server will be also developed. This server will collect the packets that had been time-stamped by the measurement device and provide usage data and QoS metrics (delay, loss, jitter and so on). All the developed components will be integrated, locally tested.

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ISOC publish Briefing Paper on IPv6 and Power Line Communications
Posted by: istadmin on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 02:53 PM
6POWER ISOC is pleased to announce the publication of Member Briefing no. 13 - Addressing the Digital Divide with IPv6-Enabled Broadband Power Line Communications - written by Mr. Jordi Palet, CEO/CTO of Consulintel, and organizer of the IPv6 Madrid Summit 2003.


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