Why you need IPv6 and the sad tale of an ISP that didn’t deploy it


We’ve recently come across a couple of videos about IPv6 that we think are worth sharing. The first comes from Ethan Banks of Packet Pushers who makes the case for why you finally really do need IPv6. Here he argues that where IPv6 is not deployed, it’s starting to have a real business impact in Read more…

September 23rd, 2016 by | Posted in About Deploy360, Case Studies, IPv6 | Tags: , | No Comments

Final report on TCP/IP migration in 1983

Ron Broersma @ NLNOG 2016

Sometimes you need to go back to the past to learn lessons for the future, and with much current discussion revolving around the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, we should perhaps reflect that we’ve been here before when the Internet transitioned from NCP to the TCP/IP protocols. That’s why it was great to have a presentation Read more…

September 15th, 2016 by | Posted in About Deploy360, Information, IPv6, NOG | No Comments

RFC 7935: Algorithm & Key Size Specifications for RKPI

Securing BGP

Last week saw the publication of RFC 7935 that specifies the algorithms, algorithm parameters, asymmetric key formats, asymmetric key size, and signature format used by the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI). This should be read by RPKI subscribers generating digital signatures for certificates, Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs), Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) signed objects and certification requests, as well as at Relying Parties (RPs) who need Read more…

September 14th, 2016 by | Posted in About Deploy360, Securing BGP, Standards | 2 Comments

Sky Broadband now IPv6 enabled for 90% of customers


The good news in the IPv6 world continues with Sky Broadband announcing that over 90% of its customers are now IPv6 enabled. Sky Broadband is the second-largest UK Internet Service Provider with an estimated 6 million residential subscribers, and once its rollout on home CPEs (Consumer Premises Equipment) is completed at the end of 2016, Read more…

Draft Agenda for ION Bucharest on 12 October

ION Bucharest Logo

ION Bucharest will take place on Wednesday, 12 October 2016, alongside the Romanian Network Operators’ Group (RONOG). We’ll have a half-day program so we can cover topics including IPv6, DNSSEC, MANRS and Routing Security, and the IETF. We’re excited to announce the draft agenda for this great event, including: Introduction to the Internet Society and Read more…

September 9th, 2016 by | Posted in Events, ION, News | Tags: , , | No Comments

OpenSSL 1.1.0 released


Catching up on developments from last week, and it’s worth mentioning that version 1.1.0 of OpenSSL has been released. As well as removing support for deprecated cryptographic protocols including SSLv2, this release is notable for adding support for DANE (DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities) and Certificate Transparency. OpenSSL is an open-source software library developed by the OpenSSL Software Foundation Read more…

Rabobank deploys IPv6


Still more positive news on the IPv6 front as Rabobank, the second biggest bank in the Netherlands and amongst biggest in the world, deploys IPv6. We hope to bring more details of this in due course, but the primary motivation appears to reducing the complexities of using Carrier Grade NATs (CGNs). Banks are usually known for their cautiousness Read more…

September 6th, 2016 by | Posted in About Deploy360, IPv6 | Tags: | No Comments

Deploy360 @ NLNOG Day 2016


The Deploy360 team will be supporting NLNOG Day this coming Friday, 9 September 2016, which is being organised by the Netherlands Network Operator Group in Amsterdam. There are still some free places available, although you’re encouraged to make a donation when you register. Our colleague Jan Žorž will be talking about TLS and DANE, including the testing Read more…

APNIC Labs launches new tool for comparing IPv4 and IPv6 performance


There’s another interesting article from Geoff Huston (APNIC) published on CircleID, analysing claims that IPv6 can offer inferior performance compared to IPv4. Geoff has talked about this before, but APNIC Labs have now developed an online reporting tool showing the relative performances of IPv6 compared to IPv4 for nearly 150 countries and territories. The tool features Read more…

September 4th, 2016 by | Posted in About Deploy360, IPv6, Statistics | Tags: , | No Comments

New RFC 7958 – DNSSEC Trust Anchor Publication for the Root Zone

RFC 7958 text

How can you trust the root of the “global chain of trust” that is used in DNSSEC? How can you be sure as you are validating DNSSEC signatures that this global chain works? To provide this chain of validation, DNSSEC relies on what is called a “trust anchor”. When you check the signature for DNS records Read more…

September 1st, 2016 by | Posted in DNSSEC | Tags: , , | No Comments