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RIPE NCC Launches IPv6 for Governments Programme

RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) recently launched an IPv6 for Governments program to assist governments with their IPv6 allocation requests. The program aims ‘to help governments accurately calculate the amount of IPv6 address space they need (and can justify) before they submit an allocation request,’ in order to avoid rejected requests. Since government requests Read more…


June 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in Deployment, Information, IPv6, News, Training | Tags: , , | No Comments

The IETF Needs Your Participation in IPv6 Standards

Last week, The Register ran an article about the lack of participation from smaller ISPs in IETF IPv6 activities. With IETF 99 in Prague coming up in just under a month, we thought now would be a good time to remind you of all the IPv6 work happening at the IETF and how you can Read more…


June 21st, 2017 by | Posted in IETF, Information, IPv6, News | Tags: , | No Comments

12 Steps to enable IPv6 in an ISP Network

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Here’s an quick guide on how to enable IPv6 in an ISP from Jordi Palet (Consulintel), that’s just been published by LACNIC. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive technical digest of how to deploy IPv6 in a network that currently has IPv4, but rather an summary of the 12 fundamental steps, not including services (DNS, web, Read more…


Uber Goes IPv6 to Support its Growing Infrastructure

Uber recently announced it’s deploying IPv6. The company has made the decision to deploy IPv6 to support the company’s growing infrastructure, as explained in the engineering team’s announcement where they detail three major areas of infrastructure they need to update – network architecture, software support, and vendor support. From the post: “Three key factors made it Read more…


June 7th, 2017 by | Posted in Case Studies, Deployment, Information, IPv6, News | Tags: | No Comments

New State of IPv6 Deployment Report

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Today marks five years since World IPv6 Launch and today the Internet Society released a new landmark paper on the State of IPv6 Deployment 2017. Sometimes IPv6 deployment seems slow, but it really is moving along nicely and when we  stop to compare then and now we see huge improvements. From Mat Ford’s blog post, Read more…


Good IPv6 News from Akamai State of the Internet Report

The Akamai State of the Internet Q1 2017 Report is now out. As a major content delivery network, Akamai is able to collate substantial amounts of data on many metrics including connection speeds, broadband adoption, IPv4 exhaustion, and IPv6 deployment. While there are many interesting statistics and trends throughout the report, we will of course Read more…


SINOG 4.0 sheds light on the dark side of IPv6

The 4th meeting of the Slovenian Network Operators’ Group organised by Go6, ARNES and LTFE was held on 23-24 May 2017 at the Brdo Technology Park in Ljubljana. This event was co-sponsored by the Internet Society and attended by 119 participants, being held over two days for the first time. The first day was devoted to IPv6 issues and aims to Read more…


MIT Goes on IPv4 Selling Spree

Last month, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that they will be selling at least 8 million IPv4 addresses from their unused 14 million. With the current price of IPv4 averaging around $10/address, they are likely to get a huge sum after selling these unused blocks; they’ve stated they want to support activities focused on Read more…


May 31st, 2017 by | Posted in IPv6, News | Tags: , | No Comments

Google buys a /12 IPv4 Address Block

As per the RIPE Stat – BGPlay, Merit Network Inc (AS237) withdrew its advertisement of 35.192.0.0/11 on 18 October 2016. It didn’t ring any bells because they have plenty of IPv4 address space, but on 21 March 2017, ARIN announced that 35.192.0.0/12 has been added to the transferred list. As no-one was advertising this block on the Read more…


May 24th, 2017 by | Posted in IPv6 | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

CaribNOG 13: Let’s Encrypt & DANE

The 13th Caribbean Network Operators’ Group (CaribNOG 13) was held on 18-19 April 2017 in Barbados. Around 30 participants from around the Caribbean came together to discuss operational issues and share expertise about evolving the Internet in the region, which was sponsored by the Internet Society along with others. Kevin Meynell from the Deploy360 team attended the Read more…