What Does Success Look Like?

An excellent panel session on IPv6 was held at IETF88 (Nov 2013), on IPv6 – What Does Success Look Like? See it on YouTube (starts 3.00 mins in). The panel was moderated by Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, ISOC. Panel members were John Brzozowski from Comcast Cable, Erik Nordmark from Arista Networks, and Chris Palmer from Microsoft. IPv6Now’s Professional Services Manager Michael Biber has provided this summary: LD: Good … Continue reading

Dwindling IPv4 & the IPv6 Summit

Earlier this year I pointed out the rapidly approaching deadline for European exhaustion of new IPv4 addresses. At the time the deadline was the end of July, but due to address recovery measures it was pushed out to October. But yesterday, 14 September 2012, RIPE-NCC announced it’s hit the “final /8” of IPv4 addresses. This means it’s no longer possible to get new IPv4 addresses in Europe, the former USSR, … Continue reading

The Pirate Bay Goes IPv6

The Pirate Bay is the world’s most popular peer-to-peer file-sharing site, for people to upload and download just about anything, which, understandably, makes the big copyright organisations bitter. They’ve tried, especially in Europe, to use court orders to force ISPs to block Pirate Bay DNS entries or IP addresses, one by one: that is, IPv4 addresses. A week ago Pirate Bay announced it was now accessible via an IPv6 address, … Continue reading

The RIPE IPv4 Countdown

In an earlier post I mentioned the contrast between the Chinese government’s major financial support for transition from IPv4 to IPv6, compared to the more casual approach of the West. I guess the urgency of adoption depends upon how much spare IPv4 space each economy has, and China has very little. But no-one has room for complacency. ICANN reached IPv4 exhaustion in February 2011, and here in the Asia Pacific … Continue reading

$1.28 billion for IPv6!

The Chinese government has allocated $1.28 billion dollars for IPv6 transition – see: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/china/china-vows-to-accelerate-ipv6-move-to-reverse-current-disadvantages/454 The National Development and Reform Commission, China‚Äôs top planner, has announced in February that it will come up with RMB 8 billion ($1.28 billion) to fund the deployment of next-generation Web protocol in the country. It will first spend over RMB 1 billion ($160 million) to subsidize key industries including electricity, oil and security employing the … Continue reading