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Can IPv6 be Easier Than IPv4? (pdf, 0.16Mb) Karl Auer

The VIC6 Testbed Network puts together many of the features that a modern network user expects, including routers, switches, VLANs, DHCP, DHCPv6, DNS and so on. It is dual stacked, meaning that legacy hosts are catered for, as are IPv6 hosts, or hosts that are themselves dual stacked. Aside from a certain amount of bootstrapping at the very beginning, everything in the network is set up, configured and maintained via IPv6. We learned three main lessons from building the VIC6 TestNet: the first lesson is that there is no basic barrier to building a fully functional IPv6 network; the second is about the pervasiveness of IPv4-think, and the third is that IPv6 is easier than IPv4 in many ways.

Collision of the Internet Architecture and the Smart Grid (pdf, 0.53Mb) Fred Baker

Fred Baker, among other activities, is specifying the Internet Architecture for use in the Smart Grid. In this talk he will discuss the utility of the Internet Architecture, what may have to be changed to apply it to the Smart Grid, and what the Smart Grid can do to become truly "smart".

Australian Government Transition to IPv6 (pdf, 0.11Mb) Darren Beauchamp & John Hillier

The Australian Government is actively managing its transition to IPv6. The Australian Government Information Office (AGIMO), a work unit within the Department of Finance and Deregulation, is the central coordination body for this transition and has developed a Whole of Government transition strategy that will provide a controlled transition to IPv6 for Australian Government agencies.

The presentation by AGIMO will cover the approach that the Australian Government is taking in the transition to IPv6. Each phase of the transition will be described along with the history in developing this strategy, and how progress is being monitored. At the completion of this presentation you will have an understanding of how the Australian Government is making its transition to IPv6, when this transition is planned to take place, and how it is being coordinated.

IPv6 in Environmental Technologies and Intelligent Transport Systems (pdf, 0.84Mb) Michael Biber

Two of the driving forces of ICT innovation are environmental compatibility and the 'Internet of Things'. Smart technologies to reduce pollution and greenhouse emissions are evolving through the use of machine-to-machine and machine-to-user innovations. IPv6 facilitates this evolution, both through the fundamental connectivity that is required as well as new management capabilities, improved security and effective mobility.

This presentation will describe the work of the Green Protocol Working Group and worldwide initiatives to capitalise on the unique environmental capabilities of IPv6-based applications. Intelligent Transport Systems rely on the real time interconnectivity of vehicles, roadside infrastructure and high availability, low latency (HALL) communications networks made possible by IPv6 and associated protocols. IPv6 case studies based on Australian and international innovation will be explored.

Transition Tactics in the IP Ecosystem (pdf, 0.63Mb) Greg Davies

The long awaited transition to IPv6 has now begun, but it will be an indeterminate (probably very long) time before the IPv4 ecosystem disappears. In the real world, customers have a mixture of equipment and software which they are not usually willing to upgrade for no perceivable user benefit. The trigger for IPv6 deployment is the run-out of the IPv4 address space, not new features and functionality.

ISPs will thus require a methodology for dealing with customers – both clients and servers – that have a mixture of IPv6 and IPv4 addresses. They will desire to do this in a way which minimises the need to buy new equipment and avoid expensive customer service calls.

This paper talks about the IP ecosystem, where the difficulties lie in transiting to IPv6 and the approach to adoption of IPv6. It also looks at the very real possibility that ISPs will no longer be able to provide all their customers with public IPv4 addresses during the transition period and discusses ways in which this situation can be mitigated.

Exploring the IPv6 Landscape Dr Paul Brooks

Just as with traditional IPv4 networks, there are a number of key tools and external test points that provide a window that a savvy network manager can use to look into the network and validate their IPv6 deployment is operating correctly - lookingglasses, external traceroute sites, and other tools working from the global routing table. The same tools can be used to explore and visualise how other networks are fairing in their deployments as well. Vocus provides native IPv6 transit across its entire national and international network, and this presentation will introduce some of these tools, sites and applications, and show how they can be used to map out the (too slowly!) growing mesh of IPv6 networking in Australia and internationally, and how we use them to ensure our part of the network fabric stays clean.

IPv6 in the RIPE NCC Service Region (pdf, 0.89Mb) Chris Buckridge

This paper provides an update on IPv6-related developments in the RIPE NCC service region, which covers Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. It includes a discussion of the results from the recent IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey, a cooperative effort between the European Commission, TNO and GNKS Consult, and the RIPE NCC, and a look at the RIPE NCC's recent IPv6 promotion efforts, such as the IPv6 Act Now website.

The Internet and Its Evolution (pdf, 0.11Mb) Leslie Daigle

The Internet Society works to ensure the healthy evolution of the Internet, standing at the crossroads of technical, policy and education development for the Internet. This talk will outline ISOC's specific activities to help foster the growth of the open Internet, acting as a neutral party bringing together stakeholders and fostering open communication, disseminating credible information, and supporting the development of technical capacity and access across the globe. In particular, IPv6 is a crucial key to the Internet's continued growth and basis as an innovation platform, and this talk will detail ISOC's activities to foster its deployment.

Quietly Deploying IPv6 at the CSIRO (pdf, 0.25Mb) John Gibbins

This talk describes our attempts to deploy IPv6 within CSIRO without breaking things. The ideal deployment of IPv6 should not be noticed by the end users. The only people who need to know about IPv6 are the Network staff and Application Programmers who need to modify their applications.

The Use of IPv6 Smart Objects for Energy and Environmental Monitoring (pdf, 1.28Mb) Patrick Grossetete

This session introduces the rationale of using IPv6 in the context of wireless sensor networking. It describes the IETF 6LoWPAN implementation, or how IPv6 is the only IP protocol version defined to run over IEEE 802.15.4 wireless infrastructure. Then examples of the application's deployment will be presented and their benefits discussed in a context of energy and environmental monitoring.

6::gle Nicolas Guilbaud

Google is one of the few content providers that is embracing IPv6. This presentation will describe the reasons why; what Google has achieved in terms of IPv6 adoption, and what challenges had to be overcome along the way. It will show how networks can access most Google services over IPv6 and how a number of substantial networks are already doing this today. Finally, it will briefly describe barriers to adoption.

The Importance of, and Challenges in Achieving, End-to-end IPv6 Without Tunneling (pdf, 1.30Mb) Simon Hackett

How do you support native IPv6 ADSL connections from end-user routers? This is a key stage in the roll-out of IPv6 in Australia. It marks the point at which 'native' IPv6 is available to users without the need to run special 'tunneling' software. This takes IPv6 from a propeller-head exercise to consumer-ready ADSL routers supporting native IPv6.

IPv6: StudentNet on Steroids (pdf, 0.32Mb) Kevin Karp

A year ago StudentNet was planning to roll out its IPv6-based NextMail product to its existing client base of independent schools Australia wide. The transition of some 30 schools, their students, their teachers and staff was in planning and the rollout was about to commence. Now, 12 months later, we have completed that transition and lived through another year but this time with the aid of IPv6 - and we have seen over 40% growth occur from new schools joining the network. Along the way we encountered some surprises, found some unexpected applications, and learnt a lot of lessons for the future.

Is a 'Future Internet' without IPv6 a Vision or a Fallacy? (pdf, 15.80Mb) Latif Ladid

Researchers are taking a new path to explore beyond the Internet and some think the Future Internet will be non-IP or clean-slate. New research projects under the flag of GENI/FIND in the US, Future Internet in Europe, AsiaFI aggregating Akarai in Japan, and Future Internet Forum in Korea, are finding research funding flowing in their directions like never before.

Do they think IPv6 is part of their research? Have they done any research on IPv6? Do they mean by clean-slate to start from scratch and ignore the current Internet? Do they know what it takes to create a new Internet infrastructure such as new protocols, new addressing scheme, new registries, new IXs, new ASs, new ISPs, new ICANN, new IANA, new ISOC, new IGF? Questions after questions that get no response. After OSI, here's the new OSI! Let's discuss why this is happening.

And on the IPv6 front, a string of new initiatives - some good news and some less good news. But the cause seems to need a stimulus package to make it happen.

IPv6? So Where The Bloody Hell Are You? (pdf, 0.57Mb) Steve Maddocks

AARNet was issued its IPv6 prefix in January, 2002 (Telstra in 2001!). AARNet3, Australia's current research and education network, has been routing IPv6 packets natively since inception in 2004, and today peers nationally and internationally with other research, education, scientific and commercial (Internet) IPv6 networks. Every connection to AARNet3 is offered IPv6, natively. But take-up has been slow.

IPv6, a Real World View (pdf, 1.80Mb) Greg Phillips

  • Realities of IPv6 implementation: is the best approach to transition all at once, or integrate through phases?
  • Compatibility of IPv6: How do you manage applications that need to coexist on IPv4 and IPv6?
  • IPv6 as an Enabler: How do you take advantage of new IPv6 features like mobility, quality of service, and improved performance while ensuring security for both IPv4 and IPv6 during the transition?
  • Security implications of IPv6

Rapid IPv6 Deployment for ISP Networks Skeeve Stevens

In 2009 so far, eintellego have been involved in transforming the core networks of half a dozen ISP and content provider networks. Hear about the challenges and their methods for getting their customer networks ready for IPv6 and the experiences in educating management and technical staff with what they need to know about what is to come.

China and IPv6 User Experiences (pdf, 3.18Mb) Orcun Tezel

Through its H3C subsidiary in China, 3Com have been heavily involved in the design and deployment of China's Next Generation Internet (CNGI)/CERNET 2, one of the world's largest test beds of native IPv6 deployment and research backbone on the transition technologies from IPv4 to IPv6. During this session we'll get a bird's eye look into IPv6 adoption and transition plans among major universities and enterprise customers in China, including why they are adopting, what lessons have they learned, what the best practices are and where are they going to from here.

IPv6 and the U.S. Government Peter Tseronis

The U.S. Government recently released guidance on planning for, and deploying, secure, end-to-end, IPv6-enabled network services which support federal agency core missions and applications. This presentation will provide an overview of the U.S. Government's IPv6 direction, next steps, and how IPv6 will impact core modernization initiatives - such as Smart Grid and Cloud Computing.

Transforming the Internet: from IPv4 to IPv6 Paul Wilson

This presentation will provide an update on the status of the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 on the Internet, looking at the latest statistics on IP addressing and traffic measurements, as well as the efforts of ISPs, Governments and others to encourage IPv6 adoption.

Kiwis in Catch-Up Mode (pdf, 0.10Mb) Richard Wood

An IPv6 Steering Group has been formed in New Zealand, which includes representatives from service providers, vendors, industry and user associations, see In August 2009 the Steering Group held IPv6 meetings in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington, attracting a core audience of IT executives from New Zealand's corporate and Government sectors. Examples of IPv6 adoption have been identified, a wiki and mailing lists have been set up and a survey of the top 100 CIOs undertaken. This presentation will summarise the results of the survey and overview planning for IPv6 implementation across New Zealand.

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