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Deploy360 24 September 2013

Second Free IPv6 Webinar Tomorrow (Weds) – IPv6 Transition Technologies

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Web Strategy & Project Lead, Open Standards Everywhere

Africa IPv6 Heat MapIf you missed today’s IPv6 webinar sponsored by AFRINIC, y0u still have a chance to join in tomorrow when the focus will be primarily on “IPv6 transition technologies” and how you can connect your network to IPv6.  More information and the registration link can be found here:


Tomorrow session starts again at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST in much of Europe and 09:00 US Eastern) and will pick up where today’s session ended.  I’ll be reviewing IPv6 Address Planning and then AFRINIC’s Hisham Ibrahim will pick up discussing various IPv6 transition technologies:

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

The webinar is free but you need to register to get access to the event.

In today’s session, Hisham started out with a brief review of the status of IPv6 in Africa. The image in this post is an example of the information he posted – in this case it was showing requests for allocations of IPv6 addresses from across Africa.  After that my Internet Society colleague Kevin Chege began with the basics of IPv6 addresses as well as the different types of addresses.  I then followed with a lengthy discussion of the kinds of things to think about when coming up with an IPv6 address plan and gave a number of examples.   I’ll be reviewing that tomorrow  and then speaking a bit more about IPv6 address planning at an ISP level.

If you missed today’s sessions, both the slides and the recordings of the sessions will be made available in the next week.  I’ll post information back here when they are online.

Today was an enjoyable event and I’m expecting tomorrow to be even more so given that transition technologies are typically among the topics people have the most interest in and questions about. I hope to see you there!


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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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