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Internet Society Briefing Panel @ IETF 88

Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Date: Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Time: 11:45 am-12:45 pm (local time)

IPv6 -- What Does Success Look Like?

As the world runs out of unused IPv4 addresses, the press has been on to deploy IPv6. Encouragingly, IPv6 deployment continues to increase. Traffic as reported by Google has more than doubled since we last spoke in Vancouver last summer. Major v6 deployments are well under way in North America, Japan, Singapore, Peru, and among several European operators. This is a significant gain in the last year.
The purpose of this panel was to review the numbers afresh, see new perspectives on v6 deployment, reflect on the progress in the last year and a half, and begin to address the question of what "good" looks like for IPv6.
  • How much IPv6 traffic is "enough"?
  • Enterprise networks do not generate lots of traffic, but are heavily dependent on the Internet for outsourced services. Can we have a v6 Internet without enterprise deployments? What's stopping them?
  • Apart from backbone IPv6 traffic, what are the key milestones for IPv6 progress? E.g., the relationship between IPv6 deployment and (reduced) reliance on Large Scale NATs
Leslie Daigle, Internet Society
Leslie Daigle is the Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. She has been actively involved in shaping the Internet's technical evolution for more than a dozen years. Her role with the Internet Society is to provide strategic leadership on important technical issues as they relate to ISOC's ongoing programs. She has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1995, and was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008.
John Brzozowski, Comcast Cable
As Fellow and Chief IPv6 Architect at Comcast Cable Communications, John Brzozowski provides technical leadership and guidance for deployment of IPv6 across all services. He leverages his expertise and experience to drive the adoption and implementation of IPv6 in the real world and at scale, ensuring that innovative solutions are in place to support traditional and next generation services. John has contributed significantly to many standards and technologies critical to the adoption of IPv6 globally, across voice, video, and Internet networks and services. He works closely with CableLabs on DOCSIS and PacketCable specifications, and is very involved with the IETF, where he is co-chair of the DHC working group.  John also is chair of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) IPv6 Working Group and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) IPv6 Deployment Working Group as well as an active contributor on a range of IPv6 issues globally.
Erik Nordmark, Arista Networks
Erik Nordmark works on software at Arista Networks. He has been involved in the IPv6 effort in the IETF since the early days, for instance co-authoring RFC 1933 and RFC 1970, and contributed to many efforts around IPv6. He has also implemented large portions of the IPv6 host stack. Erik is a member of the IAB and a former Internet area director.
Chris Palmer, Microsoft
Chris Palmer is the program manager for IPv6 and other core networking technologies in the operating system group at Microsoft. He studied at MIT, where he worked on the One Laptop Per Child project. In his free time, Chris likes to play cello.