The second Australian IPv6 Summit will take place in Canberra, 4-6 December 2006
First Australian IPv6 Summit
Canberra ACT Australia
Mon 31 October - Tue 1 November 2005
The IPv6 Summit was a great success! Our thanks to everyone involved in speaking, organising, attending and supporting the event.
The presentations are now available here.
Internet Protocol Version 6 is a backwards-compatible replacement for the current Internet protocol, IPv4, which will provide inbuilt mobility, quality, manageability and security. The available address space will rise from about 4 x 109 to 3 x 1038 unique IP addresses, allowing for nearly unlimited numbers of systems and networks. Large-scale deployment of Ipv6 is being planned now in Asia, North America and Europe - the US Department of Defense aims to transition all of its networking to IPv6 by 2008.
Get Ready to Move to the New Internet Based on IPv6: The IPv6 Forum has released a new study on Internet address space consumption by Tony Hain, (speaker at this Summit) which shows that the remaining IPv4 address pool is on course for rapid exhaustion. A Pragmatic Report on IPv4 Address Space Consumption includes a debate with other senior Internet experts and their recommendations.
Which sectors will be affected by IPv6?
- Research and education networks
- Defence forces and industry
- Numbering and addressing organisations
- Transition technology strategists
- Convergence technologies like VoIP and ENUM
- Government, health and education
- Banking and security organisations
- Mobility and sensor network technologists
- Regional and rural interest groups
- Computer and network service providers
- New technology end-users and consumers
- Operations, administration and management
Australian organisations must position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities IPv6 offers to innovative users of the Internet and developers of new technology.
Download a colour A4-size poster about the Summit (580 Kb, pdf format, right click and save)