There are many places on the Internet where members of the “IPv6 community” gather to discuss IPv6 deployment, ask and answer questions and share new tools/services/questions. With new discussion areas appearing on new social services all the time, here are the public places we are currently aware of:
Email Discussion Lists:
- ipv6-ops – a list for people involved in the deployment of IPv6
- RIPE NCC IPv6 working group – a list for discussion of IPv6 policy and operational issues within the RIPE NCC community.
- ipv6-hackers – lists for discussion of IPv6 security issues (one list in English and one in Spanish)
LinkedIn currently has over 100 different Groups related to IPv6, many connected with different regions and subject areas. Two of the more active Groups are:
- The #IPv6 hashtag is commonly used for DNSSEC-related tweets.
- The IPv6 “subreddit” can be found at: http://www.reddit.com/r/ipv6/
IETF Working Groups
Within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), IPv6-related issues and standards are developed and discussed in many different working groups. Some of the primary groups include:
- V6ops – IPv6 Operations
- 6man – IPv6 Maintenance
- 6lowpan – IPv6 over low power networks
- 6renum – IPv6 Site Renumbering
- BEHAVE – Behavior Engineering for Hindrance Avoidance (primarily focused on NAT issues)
If you are aware of other places where people are gathering to talk about IPv6 issues, please let us know.