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German IPv6 Council Starts Contest, Looking for Fresh IPv6 Ideas

Last week the German IPv6 Council initiated a contest for new ideas related to IPv6 where the council invited submissions of applications which are based on the new internet protocol. The council hopes the contest will be a helpful step towards an efficient and large deployment of IPv6. The IPv6 Council, founded in late 2007 in Potsdam, will award prices of up to 10,000 Euros to the best developers' ideas for concepts, applications, and implementations. The winners will be announced and receive their awards at the 2nd German IPv6 Summit on May 14th, 2009 in Potsdam. more

Google Rolling Out Its Services Over IPv6

While Google admits that offering its services over IPv6 is still in its infancy, the company today announced the option for accessing Google services over IPv6. Last year, Google started offering Google search over IPv6 on IPv6-only websites like 'ipv6.google.com' requiring IPv6 connection, but other Google products have not been generally available over IPv6, says Google. "That's why we created Google over IPv6." more

AT&T Building $23M Production-Quality IPv6 Data Network for U.S. Army

AT&T is building a production-quality IPv6 data network for the U.S. Army in Germany that will cost approximately $23 million when it is completed next year. The Army is ahead of the curve with its new state-of-the-art data network, which will support its operations in Grafenwoehr, Germany -- the home of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Center (JMTC). ... Carl Tegen, Director of Defense Networks at AT&T Government Solutions, said the training center's previous network didn't support IPv6, which is now mandated for all U.S. military telecommunications equipment purchases. The entire U.S. federal government is upgrading its network infrastructure to support IPv6. more

IPv6… The Dangers of Prolonged Inter AS Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision is a rather serious medical condition and the Internet or at least a number of service providers could be at risk if not treated soon enough. Symptoms of inter AS (Autonomous System) tunnel vision are many slower connections with IPv6 compared to IPv4 with some failing all together. Reason is that tunnels, especially inter-AS tunnels, can lead to long paths and non-optimal routing. more

NRO Seeing Rapid Increase in IPv6 Adoption, Up 300% in 2 Years

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. more

Linux Now Officially IPv6 Compliant

The Linux kernel has had preliminary support for IPv6 since kernel version 2.1.8 in 1996, but only in the last week has the Linux Foundation officially stated that all major Linux distributions are now compliant with the US Department of Defense's requirements for IPv6 compatibility. This plan was set in motion in 2003 and specified that by mid-2008, all US government computing and networking equipment should be IPv6-capable. more

IPv6… the Year NAT-Enforced IPv4 Dam Showed Seepage

We don't give enough credit to people who will sacrifice themselves trying to plug the IPv4 dam with some NAT-putty. They even dream of a NAT66 filled afterlife. The growing IPv6 traffic trickle was given evidence at the recent RIPE 57 meeting in Dubai in a number of presentations, including a most edifying Google presentation. Noteworthy to see France with a 0.65% IPv6 penetration... more

Current State of IPv6 for Ordinary Users, According to Google

During the recent RIPE meeting in Dubai, Google presented its results of a study on "measuring the current state of IPv6 for ordinary users." ... Top five IPv6-using countries, according to Google's study, are: Russia 0.76%, France 0.65%, Ukraine 0.64%, Norway 0.49%, and the US 0.45%. Stats also indicate China being currently at 0.24% penetration and Japan 0.15%. While it not shown why Russia and Ukraine have the highest level of IPv6 users, an ISP in France is said to be responsible for the courtiers IPv6 usage due to its capable home rounters and in U.S., Apple's MacOS X support for 6to4 system (allowing IPv6 packets to be transmitted over an IPv4 network). more

IPv6: Zeno's Paradox and Invisible Brick Walls

As we continue our ride toward the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, Regional Internet Registries public discussion groups remain filled with endless discussions on how large swaths of allocated IPv4 addresses are unused, should be reclaimed or recycled one way or another, maybe be put on the free market and sold to the highest bidder or parsed out in more egalitarian controlled ways. Although everyone now accepts the notion of IPv4 address exhaustion, it seems to be for some an invisible glass wall and for others a gold brick wall worth the death of the internet to get a piece of it. more

ARIN and CAIDA Announce Survey Results on Current and Future Use of IPv6

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) have surveyed 1100 people across the world in order to gather information about the current and future use of IPv6. Results suggest that interest in IPv6 is growing, although activity is more likely to occur in research and education networks or those serving government needs than in the for-profit (and generally low-margin) commercial sector. more

One Step Closer to a Future Where Any Device Can Be Connected to the Internet

Cisco, Atmel and the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) have announced the availability of uIPv6, one of the world's smallest open-source, IPv6-ready protocol stack capable of enabling every device to have an Internet Protocol address no matter how limited by power or memory... "By running an IPv6 stack, operating a network of sensors thus becomes as easy as operating a network of PCs, IP phones, or any other IP devices," said Adam Dunkels, senior scientist at SICS and Contiki project leader. more

Which Region is Taking the Lead in IPv6 Deployment?

IPv6 is in the news because the mainstream media have started to pick up the fact that IPv4 will be fully allocated in the next two or three years. And IPv6 deployment is important if we want to keep the Internet growing sustainably. So where is IPv6 deployment most evident? more

IPv6… Finally Getting Closer to Home

resentations at successive IPv6 related forums, summits and other conferences tend to become rather repetitive and some even in need of an urgent slide dust-off. Luckily some fresh perspectives emerge occasionally such as at the Taiwan IPv6 Summit early September. Being in the market for a new home router, I could not but pay attention to a presentation by D-Link extolling their IPv6 support for home routers! more

IPv6's Long March

With the thousands of IPv6 controlled lights dimming over the 2008 Olympics, the long march on the road to IPv6 continues as the Olympic IPv6 Workout enters history. The early objective of full commercial deployment for 2008 proved elusive and more realistic goals were set and met with success. Not wasting any time, the starting shot toward commercial deployment followed on the heels of the closing ceremony with the august 25th announcement... more

Back to My Mac: Apple Pushing IPv6?

While Apple can't single-handedly transfer the Internet to IPv6, it can provide killer apps that will drive adoption among consumers, says Prince McLean of AppleInsider. McLean continues: "That kind of thing is right up Apple's Infinite Loop alley. The company pushed for adoption of the MPEG AAC codec with iTunes and the iPod, upgrading the world from MP3 while preventing the world's music from being locked up in Sony's ATRAC or Microsoft's Windows Media DRM. Most other music players now support AAC as well... Apple's relatively small but high-impact market power has pushed a number of other open standards. So how can Apple push IPv6? One killer app for IPv6 is already being sold: Back to My Mac (BTMM ) works by tunneling IPv6 traffic between machines over the IPv4 Internet using IPSec." more

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