Author Archive for Kevin Meynell

Deploy360@IETF98, Day 3: IPv6, IoT & DTLS

Wednesday at IETF 98 in Chicago features a mix of IPv6, the Internet-of-Things and TLS-related working groups. Each day we’re bringing you blog posts pointing out what Deploy360 will be focusing on. The morning session offers a choice between the 6LO and PERC Working Groups. 6LO focuses on facilitating IPv6 connectivity over node networks with limited power, memory and processing resources, and Read more…


IPv6 prefix assignment BCOP available for review

A new Best Current Operational Practice (BCOP) document on IPv6 prefix assignment for end-users has just been published for review. This aims to provide guidance to ISPs as to what size IPv6 prefixes should be assigned to customers, and when to choose static or dynamic assignment. In particular, there’s often confusion as to whether a /48 or /56 Read more…


March 28th, 2017 by | Posted in About Deploy360, BCOP, IPv6 | No Comments

Deploy360@IETF98, Day 2: IoT, IPv6, TLS & SIDR

Tuesday is another busy day at IETF 98 in Chicago with sessions related to pretty much the whole Deploy360 portfolio. Each day we’re bringing you blog posts pointing out what Deploy360 will be focusing on. The morning session sees TLS busy with a significant update to the TLS protocol which is now in Last Call. There’s a companion update to DTLS, and also Read more…


Deploy360@IETF98, Day 1: IoT, IPv6, DNSSEC & TLS

It’s a busy week IETF 98 in Chicago, and we’ll be bringing you daily blog posts that highlight what Deploy360 will be focused on during that day. And Monday is the busiest day, with a couple of working groups on the Internet-of-Things, along with sessions relevant to IPv6, DNSSEC and TLS. The day kicks off at 09.00 CDT/UTC-6 with Homenet which is developing protocols Read more…


Securing Routing: MANRS, RPSL & RPKI @ APRICOT 2017

To wrap-up our reports on APRICOT 2017, we’d like to highlight the Network Security session that featured our Internet Society colleague Andrei Robachevsky, as well as highlight other routing security related topics. Andrei presented the Mutually Assured Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative that has now been running for two years. This aims to address the Read more…


Our Hot Topics @ IETF 98

Next week is IETF 98 in Chicago which is the third time the IETF has been held in the Windy City. The Deploy360 team will be represented by Megan Kruse and Dan York this time, along with ISOC’s Chief Internet Technology Officer Olaf Kolkman. We’ll again be highlighting the latest IPv6, DNSSEC, Securing BGP and TLS related developments. Our colleagues are planning to cover the following sessions, Read more…


RIPE IPv6 Training Courses

If you’re located in Europe, Central Asia or the Middle East then you may want to check-out the list of forthcoming IPv6 training courses being organised by the RIPE NCC. The RIPE NCC offers both Basic and Advanced IPv6 Training Courses that are normally held together: The Basic Course is a 1-day training that explains the IPv6 Read more…


March 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in About Deploy360, IPv6, Training | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

Google Cloud Platform gets IPv6 support

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now able to support IPv6 clients using HTTP(S), SSL proxy and TCP proxy load balancing. The load balancer will accept IPv6 connections from users, and proxy those over  IPv4 to virtual machines (i.e. instances). This allows instances to appear as IPv6 services to IPv6 clients. At the moment, this Read more…


Other IPv6 Stuff at APRICOT 2017

We already covered the IPv6 Deployment session during APRICOT 2017, but there were several other IPv6-related sessions that are worth mentioning. First thing to mention is that there was a tutorial on deployment of IPv6 in a production mobile network. This was a 1.5-hour session led by Jeff Schmidt (Telstra) and provided some insights into Read more…


Verizon to stop issuing static IPv4 addresses

Verizon Wireless recently announced that it will stop issuing static IPv4 addresses from 30 June this year. This is due to the shortage of public IPv4 addresses since the IPv4 address pool was exhausted in North America. Whilst customers that already have static IPv4 addresses will continue to be able to use these, new customers or Read more…


March 10th, 2017 by | Posted in About Deploy360, IPv6 | Tags: , | 1 Comment