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Deploy360 23 September 2013

Free “Learning IPv6” Webinars TOMORROW (on Sept 24/25) Sponsored by AFRINIC and ISOC – Sign Up Now!

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

AfriNIC logoWant to learn about IPv6? Would you like to know more about how IPv6 works, the basics of IPv6 addressing as well as what transition mechanisms are available to help move from IPv4 to IPv6?

If so, you can take part in a set of two free webinars happening tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, and then Wednesday, September 25.  The webinars start at 13:00 UTC  (15:00 in much of Europe (CEST) and 9:00 in US Eastern) and more information is at:


Our friends at AFRINIC have worked with the Internet Society regional staff in Africa and also France Telecom – Orange to create this series of webinars.  The first set in French already took place on September 10 and 11.  The English versions start tomorrow.   While there is some content related to Africa at the very beginning, the majority of the session is about IPv6 in general and the organizers said they would welcome anyone who is interested in attending from anywhere in the world.  As noted on the page I linked to above, the course plan is:

Webinar themes on 24 September

13:00 – 13:05 Overview of where Africa is on IPv4 and IPv6 use
13:05 – 13:25 IPv6 address basics – notation and representation
13:25 – 13:35 IPv6 addressing types
13:35 – 13:55 How to plan for IPv6 resources (sub-netting and nibble boundaries) part 1
13:55 – 14:10 Questions/Answers

Webinar themes on 25 September

13:00 – 13:20 How to plan IPv6 resources (sub-netting & nibble boundaries) part 2
13:20 – 13:35 Dual Stack
13:25 – 13:35 Tunneling (manual and static)
13:35 – 13:55 Translation
13:55 – 14:10 Questions/Answers

If you would like to attend these sessions, YOU NEED TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THESE WEBINARS! The links to register can be found on the page on AfriNIC’s site.  Note that you need to register for each day individually, i.e. if you want to go to both days you need to register for both days separately.

Thanks to the teams at AFRINIC, the Internet Society’s Africa Regional Bureau and France Telecom – Orange for making these webinars available for free.  We’re looking forward to seeing how these help more people within the African region (and anyone who attends from elsewhere) get started with IPv6!

P.S. In full disclosure I’ll also mention that I’ll be one of the presenters during the webinars talking about part of IPv6 addressing.

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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