Abstracts and Presentations

IPv6 for End-Users - Gunela Astbrink, GSA Information Consultants
As IPv6 uptake increases in the next few years, there is likely to be an increasing number of consumer devices with IP addressing. What does this mean for the consumer? Will the devices be more user-friendly and accessible for the wider population including older people and people with disabilities? This presentation explores some of these issues from an end-user perspective with examples drawn from around the world.
Eight Hundred and Sixty Eight Days Afterwards - Jamie Baddeley, FX Networks
FX Networks added native IPv6 capability to their national Internet Backbone in June 2009. And when the summit is held, FX will have had approximately 868 days of experience in selling and operating a fully fledged IPv6/IPv4 production network (both WAN and Internet). This presentation will share our experience - the pitfalls, the breakthroughs and the continuing challenges of operating in a dual stack world. We'll share what we think were and are the secrets to a successful deployment.
Leveraging Application Delivery Controllers in a Post-IPocalypse Data Centre - Kurt Bales, eintellego
In a world after the IANA has run out of IPv4 addresses, this presentation looks at the ways to leverage "Application Delivery Controllers" (you probably call them Load Balancers) to assist in migration towards IPv6 services, as well as extending the life of your existing IPv4 allocation. This new world of limited resources has everyone reconsidering their designs, and these are just three possible uses we have come up with.
IPv6 Security: How is the Client Secured? - Jeff Carrell, Network Conversions
An IPv6 client has the capability of having its communications "secured" via IPsec, but how is it implemented and how does it operate? There are several additional components required in the network infrastructure to support this functionality. Additionally, if secure IPv6 communications are required to external systems such as application servers, search engines, social networking sites or general websites by the client, those systems must also support IPv6 "security". This session will discuss the basic system security requirements for a secured IPv6 enabled client, general state of availability, and the security concerns if not implementing a secured system.
Australian Government Transition to IPv6: Strategy and Progress - Brian Catto and John Hillier, AGIMO
The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), a business unit within the Department of Finance and Deregulation, is centrally managing the Australian Government's transition to IPv6. An agreed Whole-of-Government transition strategy and work plan will see agencies transition to IPv6 before the end of 2012. This presentation by AGIMO will provide an update regarding the current approach the Australian Government is taking in its transition to IPv6. It will give you an understanding of the thinking of the Australian Government on IPv6 and will summarise the progress to date.
Customer IPv6 Delivery: the Nextgen Experience - Chris Chaundy, Nextgen Networks
This presentation will discuss the development of Nextgen's IPv6 product offering from initial strategy to operational readiness for customers. It covers the various design decisions and implementation issues that have been dealt with along the way, including hardware, software, security, OSS and BSS services, interconnection and integration with the existing Internet products.
World IPv6 Day: How to Hold Hands and Jump In - Narelle Clark, ISOC Board of Trustees
On 8 June, 2011, top websites and Internet service providers around the world, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks joined together with more than 1000 other participating websites in World IPv6 Day for a successful global-scale trial of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6. By providing a coordinated 24-hour "test flight", the event helped demonstrate that IPv6 can work on a large scale. This talk will give a round up of some of the lessons from the day.
Just How High Should IPv6 be on Our Internet Agenda? - Paul Ducklin, Sophos
Outspoken IPv6 zealots will tell you that if we don't abandon IPv4 soon, the Internet is doomed to wither and die. It isn't, of course - too many people are making too much money with the Internet as it is to let the little matter of a few packet headers get in the way.

But how important should IPv6 be in our overall IT agenda? In RFC language, is it a MUST, a SHOULD or a MAY? Or are there other Internet issues which simply have to be fixed first before we go any further with IPv6 adoption at all? Security evangelist-and-cynic Paul Ducklin will try to answer this question in his entertainingly challenging style.
IPv6 Opportunities - Silvia Hagen
The integration of IPv6 will be part of every strategic planning in the coming years. There is no 'next generation' datacenter, network or cloud service without consideration of IPv6. In this presentation Silvia Hagen discusses the business case of IPv6 and why there are technical features that may suddenly create time pressure even if you still have plenty of IPv4 address space. The presentation also covers best practices for the planning process and how you can save money when integrating IPv6. She draws from her many years of working with customers and partners in Europe, as well as in the United States.
What History Tells us About Protocol Transitions - Tony Hain
Is this IPv4 to IPv6 transition really all that new and different, or like the Movie Studios, is this really the same old tired story where only the names and actors are different? Lest we repeat the failures of history, a walk through the dusty and twisty passages that are all alike is probably worthwhile.
Tunnels in Transition: Strategy and Resources - Tony Hill, IPv6Now
Can commercial-level IPv6 be delivered in a useful form by tunnels or must you necessarily have native IPv6 for effective performance? The goal of IETF dual-stack recommendations for IPv6 is often assumed to be a native implementation, and certainly, one day the whole Internet will operate with IPv6 as the dominant protocol, but no-one currently has a good estimate of when that is likely to occur. In the meantime we must live in a world where the Internet is accessed via some form of dual-stack solution: yet even that has a business and resource cost, in duplication of hardware, software and human skills, that is beyond many budgets.

Is the classic dual-stack solution as attainable as it sounds, or would high-quality tunnelled IPv6 be a suitable and practical drop-in option during IPv6 transition? IPv6Now has spent four years developing a leading network architecture that supports access to the IPv6 Internet via tunnels. This session will discuss the features and performance of business-grade tunnels, and the commercial implications arising from directing resources towards native or tunnelled implementation of IPv6.
Measuring IPv6 - Geoff Huston, APNIC
How much IPv6 is 'out there' and how well does it perform? This presentation looks at the results from a IPv6 capability measurement exercise that measures the number of clients who have active IPv6 stacks and looks at the relative performance of their IPv6 capability as compared to IPv4. The data collected in the manner also allows the measurement of connection drop rates, and the drop rates for IPv6 and IPv4 are compared.
How We Get There From Here: ISOC and the Future of the Internet - Richard Jimmerson, ISOC
We all know IPv4 is out and IPv6 is in. We also know we've got a long way to go before we get to full IPv6 deployment. Given the time discrepancy, questions also remain about the future of the Internet.
  • Is it losing the critical flexibility and responsiveness to new requirements that have been the basis for its growth and innovation in the past?
  • How do we make sure it continues to evolve as it grows?
  • Will its future be limited by an inability to move beyond the status quo?
The Internet Society (ISOC) has been hard at work encouraging IPv6 deployment, with activities like organizing industry events and policy discussions, World IPv6 Day, and several new staff initiatives to continue the momentum IPv6 is finally starting to gain. Richard Jimmerson will explore some of the deployment challenges the industry has faced and describe the numerous and varied efforts ISOC has undertaken to facilitate worldwide IPv6 adoption as well as the deployment of other new Internet standards and technology.
IPv6 Meets the Torture Test - Kevin Karp, Studentnet
So what happens if you let some World IPv6 Day Technology Torture Testers - teenagers and primary-school kids - loose on the Internet of their future? That's exactly what we did on World IPv6 Day ... no strings, no safety net, and no ducking for cover - IPv6 in front of the most demanding and critical audience of all!

We recorded the day's experiences in photos and real-time observations from the students themselves as the day progressed. Also involved were the schools' IT network administrators, the Heads of IT studies, and even both of the Headmasters. Following the day, debriefing sessions were held to further extract the real value of the day's experiences. So come and see the results for yourself - we promise there'll be no throwing of blackboard dusters, but there may be some detentions handed out for IPv4 laggards!
IPv6: The Time Is Now - Let's Get It Right! - Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum
The chips are down! The central IANA IPv4 address space crunch has happened, in February 2011. The IPv6 pioneers have transitioned fully or partially to IPv6. From now, it's fork-lift upgrades for the rest. However, is the entire Internet community aware of this? Are they getting ready for it? Who should be involved? Is Asia ahead of Europe and the US? What needs to be done? What is the easiest way? Who is doing what? What's the ROI needed for this?

Questions after questions, and any answer triggers other questions and the opinions are diverse. This event has invited some of the experts on IPv6 to share with us their best practices and the way forward to reap best benefits from this gigantic first-time upgrade of the Internet - maybe the last one for decades to come. So let's get it right!
IPv6-Related Connectivity Problems - Jen Linkova, Google
Here at Google, we are continuously monitoring end-to-end metrics of IPv6 connectivity and collecting brokenness data. My talk will discuss the data collected so far and provide analysis of certain IPv6-related connectivity problems. In addition, the current IPv6 traffic statistics and recently observed trends will be presented.
IPv6 in New Zealand: State of the Nation - Dr Murray Milner & Campbell Gardiner, NZ IPv6 Task Force
The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force is tasked with promoting the adoption of IPv6, assisting with training and education options and implementation planning. The Task Force is aligned with the Global IPv6 Forum, and its work is driven by the exhaustion of IPv4 addressing and the associated risk and additional cost that this is expected to impose on New Zealand organisations. The presentation will outline progress with this work, including recent adoption activity, CIO and supply-side survey results and engagement with New Zealand central and local Government.
IPv6 and the Academic and Research Networking Community - Bruce Morgan, AARNet
IPv6 has been deployed since 2003, or even earlier in some cases, within the academic and research networks of the world. Its penetration into institutions has been varied, but with IPv6 implemented across the core backbone for many years the community has been at the forefront of transition. IPv6 is a production environment on many of these networks with a considerable effort spent on policy implementation, measurement and monitoring.

What did World IPv6 Day mean in that environment? Globally, with the emergence of Asia as a major force in economic development and the scarcity of IPv4 resources in that region, the use of IPv6 has expanded considerably within research networks and is creating new challenges in maintaining a single Internet.
Catalyst for IPv6 Adaptation - Tim Price, DTS
Like most people in the IT industry, we knew that IPv4 address space was a finite resource. We had seen the periodic doomsday predictions, but as we had plenty of IPv4 space available, DTS did not have too much cause for concern, other than ensuring any new hardware or software was likely to be compatible. Truth be told, a couple of years ago there was a degree of doubt about IPv6 at board level, but in reality the question was, are we losing money from not being IPv6 capable at present? And we weren't.

Our competitors were not exactly trail blazers either - too big to move quickly, or too small to be able to put sufficient budget towards it. DTS was in the middle, but did not have the necessary drivers ... until the day our largest client, with some 70 New Zealand and Australian sites, ask what our IPv6 roadmap looked like. After an awkward moment of silence, we informed them we were currently doing an internal review, and that would be followed by a roadmap and specific milestones.

The review started next day and covered all hardware and software within our networks - routers, switches, web/mail/dns servers, radius, international gateway, circuit provider capabilities, IP database functionality, and finally, the ability of the existing IP accounting platform (NTMS) to recognise and process IPv6 traffic: when our largest client said they wanted to see movement on IPv6, that's what they got!
Dual Stack Deployment Models - Alvaro Retana, HP
This session will talk about routing deployments in dual stack mode. It will cover OSPFv3 and ISIS routing protocols. We will talk about IGP routing selection between the two for IPv6, also routing protocol deployment using OSPFv3 and ISIS. The session will discuss different techniques used by different networks.
1. Ships in the night
2. Multi-topology and the reasoning behind it
Finally, how to deploy MP-BGP in dual stack mode or with MPLS.
IPv6: the Journey So Far - David Robertson, Telstra
Telstra has been planning its implementation of IP version 6 for many years, and at the 2010 IPv6 Summit we presented the key elements of our IPv6 strategy. This year, we would like to share with the 2011 IPv6 Summit our achievements so far in delivering to that strategy, and what we have learnt about deploying IPv6 to carrier-grade standards, including our observations about the latest state of industry readiness for IPv6.
IPv6 Deployment Strategy for Mobile Service Providers - Rohan Saldanha, Cisco Systems
This session covers IPv6 deployment strategy for mobile service providers using CDMA, GPRS/UMTS and Evolved Packet System (LTE/EPC). The session will also look at IPv6 transition strategies and their application to mobile architectures, discussing different options such as preserving public IPv4, dual-stack, native IPv6 and gateway initiated dual-stack lite, including the most recent updates from IETF and 3GPP.
IPv6 Security: Not As Simple As You May Think - Skeeve Stevens, eintellego
This session will help create awareness about the pitfalls of of security related to IPv6. This overview reminds the audience about some of the issues you need to be aware of as you approach deployment of IPv6 in your network.
IPv6 Deployment and Operational Considerations - Tejas Suthar, Cisco Systems
This session covers IPv6 deployment and operational considerations. It begins with how network administrators can plan, design and implement an IPv6 solution, using a network readiness approach and holistic Network Architecture Strategy. The session will cover IPv6 addressing and network services considerations and lessons learnt.
NBN Co IPv6 Roadmap - Tom Sykes, NBN Co
Although NBN Co will be delivering wholesale Layer 2 ethernet-based services, some aspects of the service require some minor Layer 3 interactions between NBN Co and Retail Service Providers (RSPs). In this presentation, we will demonstrate how RSPs can take IPv6 based services to market today and provide an update on the delivery of IPv6 functionality across product areas such as Multicast and Telephony. Tom Sykes will step through a number of deployment use cases and provide a delivery timeline for future functionality.
Transitioning to IPv6: an F5 Networks Prospective - Mohamed Tanana, F5 Networks
Is dual stack the answer when most Internet sites are still on IPv4? F5 Networks is helping service providers address the interoperability challenge between IPv4 clients and IPv6 services at scale.
IP in Transition: a Fix or a Band-Aid? - Alan Way, Spirent
This presentation will deal with some of the popular IPv6 transition technologies that many carriers around the world are deploying or considering deploying. During the presentation I will present the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies, how they operate, why they should be tested and whether NAT444 is a realistic alternative.
Our Journey to IPv6, and Why We're Not in a Rush - Roger Yerramsetti, iiNet
iiNet has been rolling out IPv6 capability through its national network during 2011 and has made significant progress. However the project and rollout is at our own pace and this talk will be about why we aren't rushing to transition to IPv6, and why we will be ready 6 months before we need to be.