It’s only two and a half month left to the World IPv6 Launch and it’s time for you to speed up the process with learning and implementing IPv6 for your public services – email, web, SIP and DNS. We’ve written several articles about what you need to do, specially the one focused on how to get ready for the IPv6 Launch. Luckily this site is not the only one that wants to guide you through the world of IPv6. This Friday, we’ll point you to other resources that contains knowledge bases and links to IPv6 information. Spend 30 minutes on discovering IPv6 and then book a meeting Monday morning with your group to discuss how you prepare your organization for the World IPv6 Launch, June 6th!
Internet Society is the organization behind the IETF and many other Internet-related activities. One project is called Deploy 360, a group that is tasked to promote new Internet technologies, amongst them IPv6. The site (and the Twitter flow) has a lot of information about IPv6 and is a good starting point on your IPv6 adventures.
“The Internet Society Deploy360 Programme is a new initiative that provides real-world IPv6, DNSSEC, etc. deployment information. Deploy360 aims to bridge the gap between the IETF standards process and final adoption of those standards by the global operations community. “
The registries – APNIC, ARIN and RIPE
The Internet registries – for example ARIN and RIPE – manage IPv6 (and still a few IPv4) addresses. All of them promote IPv6 and have produced a lot of information, including presentations that you are free to use, promotional material, in-depth documents and much more. Here’s a few links to start with:
- Team Arin IPv6 Education site
- Team Arin’s YouTube channel includes IPv6 videos
- Team Arin: Spread the word – the place to go for PPT presentations you can use
- GetIPv6.info: Arin’s IPv6 wiki
- Ripe: IPv6 Act Now!
- Ripe: IPv6 RIPEness is a study comparing the readiness for IPv6 country by country
- APNIC: IPv6 program
- Afrinic IPv6 program
- LACNIC’s IPv6 portal (spanish)
Vendors supporting IPv6
Some vendors have published IPv6 pages. Some of them are old and not very updated, so be careful out there. Also, please request detailed information from them about the IPv6 support in their products and services. It’s not enough to simply say “IPv6 ready” – you need to know on a more detailed level what they support, especially in the area of dual stack deployments and IPv6 address management. Too many times, I find their information too confusing. If you have some good examples that I’ve missed, please don’t hesitate to post feedback here on the site or in one of our other channels.
Here’s a few to pick from:
- Microsoft: Technet, The IPv6 blog (with very few updates),
- Apple – can’t find an IPv6 page (I know that they have IPv6 support – but why not tell the users in a clear way?)
- Cisco: IPv6 Technology, IPv6 Solutions
- Dlink IPv6 Solutions
- Juniper IPv6 page
- Oracle has a lot of IPv6 information, but no page that acts as a starting point. Use Google or the oracle.com search
- Citrix has published a lot of IPv6 information, but I can’t find a starting page to recommend. Test a search of the knowledge base.
- IBM software has a list of IPv6 software compliance, and an IPv6 page with policy statements and links – and of course an IPv6 Redbook that is under production.
- Symantec is on the list of companies that has no clear IPv6 page to start with. Use google.
Blogs, magazines and other resource sites
- Geoff Houston has posted several very good (and technical) articles on IPv6 and dual stacks on his site potaroo.net
- Lars Eggert has an IPv6 Deployment monitor
- GogoNET is a discussion forum for IPv6
- Networkworld.com: IPv6 research center
- The IPv6 portal has a constant news flow and has been around for years.
I won’t disturb you any more today, as I understand that you have work to do. If you’re already done and have IPv6 on your customer-facing systems, please don’t forget to list your site on the WorldIPv6launch.org listing!