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IPv6 Implementation in Australia: Hiding to Nothing?Michael Biber

Why is IPv6 adoption in Australia so sparse? Are we really so far behind our international trading partners? What can be done about it? Does fear provide the only motivation or can we really derive tangible benefit from adopting the IPv6 protocols themselves? Michael will look at the innovative ways IPv6 is being adopted in Australia's financial, automotive, health and built infrastructure sectors. Michael will wrap up the Summit's issues and identify the opportunities for mass IPv6 adoption in Australia.

Priming the IPv6 PumpPaul Brooks

IPv6: Its Time has Finally ComeVint Cerf

The status and prospects for IPv6 in the coming two years.

Considerations in Large Scale IPv6 ConstructionNarelle Clark

Telecommunications networks are notoriously large and complex. Likened to battleships moving across the water, they take time to change directions. Today, our community depends on IP data communications for so much: indeed, we have a digital economy. So what is involved in making an upgrade like this take place? What sorts of processes are affected, and how far do testing and validation practices need to go? This presentation will ask both questions as well as provide some answers for those looking for the practical moves they need to make in both supply and demand of next generation IP services.

Transition to IPv6 for Australian Government Agencies - an Update ReportPeter Dale

In 2007, the Australian Government released its Strategy for the Transition to IPv6 for Australian Government Agencies. Peter Dale from the Australian Government Information Management Office will outline progress in implementing the strategy and discuss the challenges encountered in transitioning to the new protocol.

IPv6 - Applications in a Research AgencyRoss Dungavell

This talk looks at a wide range of uses that can be made of IPv6 in the diverse computing ecosystem that is CSIRO. As an organization which is both a producer and a consumer of leading edge IT technologies CSIRO has requirements for IPv6 deployment to be both a an enabler for development of new technologies and as an invisible service to non IT researches to provide as broad as possible access to internet resources. CSIRO currently has deployed IPv6 as islands of connectivity and is initially focused on delivering IPv6 connectivity to the desktop and the lab bench. While deploying connectivity to the end users is relatively straightforward the path to IPv6 capability in all aspects of the business is a long path. This talk covers the experiences so far, some of the science drivers for the future and the tasks ahead.

IPv6 in Global NetworksKempei Fukuda

With growing concern about IPv4 address space depletion happening around 2010, NTT Communications is working with the Japanese authorities and industry to find a way to realize a smooth transition to IPv6. There are lots of issues to solve in the transition, which we cannot get away from. NTT Communications started offering IPv6 service commercially in 2003, and already have five years experience in this arena. We offer native IPv6 and dual stack transit services to customers around the world. In this session, the audience will hear about NTT Communications activities, and also the latest development in Japan regarding the transition, commercial service offerings, and applications related to IPv6.

Retail ISP Deployment of IPv6 in Australia: Practical Experiences and Remaining ChallengesSimon Hackett

In mid 2008, Internode became the first national Australian ISP to release IPv6 services on a commercial basis to its entire customer base. While access to IPv6 is now available via various means to all Internode customers, some hurdles remain to be resolved before the access experience for consumers can be truly seamless. We'll look at what has been done so far in that national release process, and what challenges remain to be solved. The challenges here are partly in the hands of Internode, and critically in the hands of some of its key vendors. Resolving them is necessary in order to achieve that desired seamless IPv6 access experience for customers by mid 2009.

ANU IPv6Andrew Howard

The IPv4 address space will be fully allocated within the next three years. Significant growth in the internet communities in Asia, particularly India and China, have been a tipping point for IPv6 and leading the long anticipated introduction of this protocol. During 2008 the ANU has implemented production level IPv6 within the campus environment. While implementing IPv6 on the backbone is straight forward, extending to the edge and into real world applications is the real challenge. This presentation covers developments in Asia Pacific IPv6 networking and ANU Networks and Communications experience implementing IPv6 within the campus network.

IPv6 Deployment OptionsGeoff Huston

The deployment of IPv6 has always been portrayed as an inevitable development for the Internet. But as IPv4 exhaustion looms closer and IPv6 deployment remains hesitant, then the situation prompts the question that maybe IPv6 will not happen. If so then are there alternatives? This talk will explore some alternative possibilities and look at what may be required to create the necessary impetus to generate industry momentum for IPv6 deployment.

New Products for a New Protocol - IPv6 Product InnovationKevin Karp

This talk examines some of the innovative new uses made possible by recently released IPv6 products and IPv6 network solutions. We look at using the Try6 products (released by IPv6Now) to implement solutions that either would not be possible in a NAT'd IPv4 environment or would not be feasible for practical/economic reasons. The solutions examined are relevant both to the network manager/administrator of a commercial LAN and to the travelling executive operating from laptop in a remote location.

Transition Mechanisms - How IPv6 and v4 can Co-exist PeacefullyAtif Khan

IPv4 addresses will likely run out by 2011, but it doesn't need to be a Y2K all over again as the technology and standards are in place to embrace IPv6 now. However, it's not going to be a seamless switch over and the two will co-exist on the Internet for a long time to come. The challenge is to enable both technologies without expensive modification, redesign and over complication of the network. End users don't care whether they're using IPv4 or IPv6, they just want to continue to gain access to content. This presentation focuses on transition technologies and looks at how the industry can begin addressing this problem now to minimize the cost and level of complexity they're likely to face in the future.

IPv6 Readiness: Facing the ChallengeLatif Ladid

The transition to IPv6 did not happen over the past 10 years with the objectives to achieve a smooth and low cost Internet sustainability through natural refresh of technology. The source can be traced in the mixed messages sent to industry about the hard to justify ROI, the address depletion confusion and the lack of market demand. Now, it's quite clear that the address space is going to be consumed in just 18 months, putting an end to the growth of the Internet. No IPv4 addresses means simply no new routers can be connected, no new email servers, no new web servers, no mobile devices, and no new users from developed and especially developing countries. IPv6 readiness is going to be a challenge to achieve in by 2010. All Internet stakeholders are responsible for this situation and they should take their role seriously and face the hard facts and do something about it.

IPv6 at Monash UniversityJohn Mann

This talk covers the history of IPv6 at Monash University, its current status, and plans for enabling and managing it. What obstacles were encountered and what lessons learnt?

IPv6 Enables the Future of Global CommunicationsDavid Rubal

Come with us on an informative journey to explore the impact that IPv6 is having on shaping the development and direction of new forms of communication to share information anytime, anywhere, regardless of the type of end-point, on a global basis. Attendees will learn about key advances in technology that directly leverage IPv6 capabilities. Whether it be for Government, Agricultural, Transportation, Healthcare, or Military use, IPv6's benefits are fostering dynamic communications and interoperability solutions in many new ways. Using real world examples of services, capabilities and technology, this session will help you understand the necessary steps to form meaningful plans to transition all users and applications, and set the course for new innovation to address strategic challenges.

TIPSTEEL – Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6Margot Schelling and Aaron Smith

TIE IO Internet Protocol Simulation Test Evaluation Experimentation Lab (TIPSTEEL) was instigated by the Chief Information Office Group to support the transition of the various Defence networks form IPv4 to IPv6. This presentation will provide an update on the progress within the Lab including baseline testing conducted to date, initial findings, lessons learnt and future direction. It will discuss the current IPv6 Transition progress including Defence approach to Network Topology Information capture and some high level issues relating to the current defence network(s). We will discuss what IPv6 "capable" means to defence, and how Defence has addressed this issue. Finally, we will discuss our current tasking, setting to work of the mobile component of the network which utilises dual WIMIC Mobile Access Routers, the lessons learnt in setting up both the IPv4 and then IPv6 equivalent network and the lessons learnt through this process.

European IPv6 Activities and the Ambitions of Project EFIPSANAndrás Tóth

The first part will give an overview of ongoing European Future Internet/Network activities, naturally including IPv6-related projects and initiatives as well (even though IPv6 is getting considered more as present, rather than future). It will be followed by highlighting the importance of IPv6 in global communication networks and a more detailed presentation of one of Europe's IPv6 flagship projects, EFIPSANS (Exposing the Features in IP version Six protocols that can be exploited/extended for the purposes of designing/building Autonomic Networks and Services), supported by the European Commission. Autonomic Networking is an emerging and important area in the struggle with converging and increasingly complex network management. The project's ambition is that by using the unique (existing and/or possible extension) features of IPv6 when developing concept and solutions for Autonomic Networking, it will stimulate the deployment of IPv6-based networks.

AARNet's experience with IPv6Glen Turner

AARNet have offered IPv6 since 2002 and run a native IPv6 network since 2004. We share our experiences in deploying this network and offering services upon it. We discuss the benefits of IPv6, the pitfalls we encountered, steps our customers which have deployed IPv6 natively have taken, why customer take-up of IPv6 has been low and why it is important that take-up be greatly improved. The conclusion is that deploying IPv6 is not costly or difficult and that a deployment is prudent to avoid the risks of the exhaustion of new IPv4 addresses.

Names, Numbers and IPv6Paul Twomey

Been There – Done That: The IPv6 Reality Show Fred Wettling

Efficient IP communications are crucial for business and economic growth and IPv6 is a required building block for the enterprise of the future. This is not theory, but an exploration of real-life enterprise IPv6 implementation experience at Bechtel Corporation. The presentation will uncover the drivers and business case for Bechtel's global IPv6 adoption and lessons learned during its global deployment of IPv6. The presenter will debunk myths that prevent effective decision making about IPv6 implementation. He will pinpoint the realities and expose the limitations of existing IPv4 infrastructures, how IPv6 overcomes them, and the hidden business opportunities IPv6 can unleash. It provides strategies and best practices available for successful migration.