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Smart GRID Liaison Report

Contributed by latif.ladid on Dec 13, 2011 - 11:53 AM
SmartGRID IPv6 Liaison paper by IPv6 Subject Matter Expert & IPv6 Forum Liaison Representative : Patrick Grossetete Download the paper: <a href="/dl/presentations/SmartGrid.pdf" target=blank>SmartGrid.pdf

In Memoriam Notice

Contributed by forum on Mar 03, 2009 - 08:53 PM
In Memoriam

Jim Bound

Jim has left us in peace with dignity and honor, with courage and grandeur, with laughter and great spirit until his last minute standing tall, the way we know him and the way we appreciate him.

We lost our dearest friend.
We lost our leading light.
We lost our great adviser.
We lost our pillar.

We will miss his laughter.
We will miss his genius.
We will miss his generosity.
We will miss his anger.
We will miss his passion and impatience.
We will miss his intransigence.
We will miss his love for disfavored people.
We will miss his hate for dishonorable people.
We will miss his wonderful speeches.
We will miss having a simple diner with him.

We are sad to not have told him good bye on his last day.

We are sad and pray god for his soul to rest in peace.

God Bless Jim!

Yanick & Latif

See In Memoriam Jim Bound on Facebook

IPv6 Task Force Slovenia Has Been Started

Contributed by forum on Jun 11, 2008 - 03:27 PM

Ljubliana/Luxembourg, June 9th, 2008 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Slovenia as its newest member with the establishment of the IPv6 Task Force Slovenia under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Borka Jerman Blazie , Chair, IPv6 Task Force Slovenia. Mrs. Borka Blazie leads the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at the Josef Stefan Institute in Ljubliana.

<a href="/dl/pr/Slovenia_IPv6_TF_Press_Release.pdf" target=blank>View the Press Release

OECD Report: Internet Address Space

Contributed by forum on May 27, 2008 - 12:09 PM
This report provides an analysis of economic considerations associated with the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. It provides background analysis supporting the forthcoming ICCP-organised Ministerial-level meeting on -The Future of the Internet Economy, to take place in Seoul, Korea on 17-18 June 2008.

This report was prepared by Ms. Karine Perset of the OECD's Directorate for Science Technology and Industry. It was declassified by the ICCP Committee at its 54th Session on 5-7 March 2008. It is published under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD.

<a href="http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/7/1/40605942.pdf" target=blank>Download the Report

IPv6 Forum Awards

Contributed by forum on May 09, 2008 - 05:12 PM

IPv6-enabled Devices & Services

Contributed by forum on May 05, 2008 - 10:43 AM
Advanced Incident Response System
Advanced Incident Response System

The Advanced Incident Response System (AIRS) is an IPv6-enabled solution that would allow incident response personnel from various local, municipal, and government agencies to communicate seamlessly during an event while minimizing dependencies on the fixed infrastructure of the disaster site. Leveraging next generation technologies like IPv6, network mobility, mobile ad hoc networking, and advanced sensor systems, the AIRS solution would enable responders to communicate securely with each other and with their commanders in real time.

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Want to see what is happening? Try out IPv6 Enabled Cameras and just take a peek.

Camera Camera Camera Camera

IPv4 makes conferencing problematic in a large amount of network setups due to IPv4 NATs being around. With IPv6 this is not a problem due to the amount of address space and every host getting it's own globally unique address. Devices can communicate in an End-2-End fashion, thus avoiding the need for NAT trickery. This makes setup easier and improves quality of communications.

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Want to have a bit of fun? You will have more fun when all the toys talk to each other, the music you want in the places you are, controlling them from wherever you are and from where you want.

Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment
Environment Control
Environment Control

Forgot to water the plants, or just want to have it exactly done? Give those plants the needed water by controlling them remotely. Want to change the temperature at home? Forgot to turn off the lights or want to turn them on as prevention against burglars? Need a wakeup call? Forgot to turn the gas off? One can easily, remotely, change all of that with this Environmental Control system, which is completely configurable using IPv6.

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Internet Car
Internet Car

Need to consult anything on the Internet? Need to restock your fridge? Why not do it from your car? This also allows for remote diagnostics, manufacturer communications, navigation help/mapping/routing and ad hoc connectivity with other cars.

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Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen Appliances

Want to make sure that you don't miss out on your well deserved beer when you get home? Then simply check your fridge remotely and if there are not enough beers in the fridge order some extra. Enjoy!

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Personal Digital Assistant
Personal Digital Assistant

An IPv6 Enabled PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) will enable you to communicate with all the other IPv6 Toys that are around.

Sensor networking
Sensor networking

Need to deploy a large amount of sensors and want to be able to communicate directly with them? Using IPv6 you will have a nearly unlimited amount of IP addresses so you can communicate with each and every one of them.

Sensor networking Sensor networking
War Games
War Games

Need to communicate with all your troops? Want to have access to every single bullet in every magazine of every gun of every soldier in your army? Provide them with IPv6 addresses and they will be able to communicate where ever they are.

The pictures depicted above are courtesy of Patrik F?ltstrom and various other resources on the Internet

Other IPv6 Toy Galleries

Also take a peek at the following galleries:

The IPv6 Ready site contains a list of all products which have succesfully passed the IPv6 Ready Logo tests. The list contains product descriptions, but unfortunately no link to the vendor's information pages or any pictures.

IPv6 Forum Liaison Report

Contributed by forum on May 02, 2008 - 04:53 PM
OIF IPv6 Liaison talk by IPv6 Subject Matter Expert & IPv6 Forum Liaison Representative @ OIF: Renée Esposito

Download the presentation: <a href="/dl/presentations/IPv6Liaison_Italy_Apr2008.ppt" target=blank>IPv6Liaison_Italy_Apr2008.ppt

RIPE Community Resolution on IPv4 Depletion and Deployment of IPv6

Contributed by forum on Nov 22, 2007 - 10:40 AM
Amsterdam, 26 October 2007

During the RIPE 55 meeting in Amsterdam, the RIPE community agreed to issue the following statement on IPv4 depletion and the deployment of IPv6.

"Growth and innovation on the Internet depends on the continued availability of IP address space. The remaining pool of unallocated IPv4 address space is likely to be fully allocated within two to four years. IPv6 provides the necessary address space for future growth. We therefore need to facilitate the wider deployment of IPv6 addresses.

While the existing IPv4 Internet will continue to function as it currently does, the deployment of IPv6 is necessary for the development of future IP networks.

The RIPE community has well-established, open and widely supported mechanisms for Internet resource management. The RIPE community is confident that its Policy Development Process meets and will continue to meet the needs of all Internet stakeholders through the period of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 deployment.

We recommend that service providers make their services available over IPv6. We urge those who will need significant new address resources to deploy IPv6. We encourage governments to play their part in the deployment of IPv6 and in particular to ensure that all citizens will be able to participate in the future information society. We urge that the widespread deployment of IPv6 be made a high priority by all stakeholders."

ARIN Posts Warning on IPv4 Address Exhaustion

Contributed by forum on May 27, 2007 - 05:59 PM
<a href="http://www.arin.net/announcements/20070521.html" target=top>http://www.arin.net/announcements/20070521.html

ARIN Board Advises Internet Community on Migration to IPv6

Posted: Mon, 21 May 2007

ARIN and the other Regional Internet Registries have distributed Internet Protocol version 6, IPv6, alongside IPv4 since 1999. To date, ARIN has issued both protocol versions in tandem and has not advocated one over the other. ARIN has closely monitored trends in demand and distribution for both protocol versions with the understanding that the IPv4 available resource pool would continue to diminish.

The available IPv4 resource pool has now been reduced to the point that ARIN is compelled to advise the Internet community that migration to IPv6 is necessary for any applications that require ongoing availability from ARIN of contiguous IP number resources.

On 7 May 2007, the ARIN Board of Trustees passed the following resolution:


WHEREAS, community access to Internet Protocol (IP) numbering Resources has proved essential to the successful growth of the Internet; and,

WHEREAS, ongoing community access to Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) numbering resources can not be assured indefinitely; and,

WHEREAS, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) numbering resources are available and suitable for many Internet applications,

BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Trustees hereby advises the Internet community that migration to IPv6 numbering resources is necessary for any applications which require ongoing availability from ARIN of contiguous IP numbering resources; and,

BE IT ORDERED, that this Board of Trustees hereby directs ARIN staff to take any and all measures necessary to assure veracity of applications to ARIN for IPv4 numbering resources; and,

BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Trustees hereby requests the ARIN Advisory Council to consider Internet Numbering Resource Policy changes advisable to encourage migration to IPv6 numbering resources where possible.

Implementation of this resolution will include both internal and external components. Internally, ARIN will review its resource request procedures and continue to provide policy experience reports to the Advisory Council. Externally, ARIN will send progress announcements to the ARIN community as well as the wider technical audience, government agencies, and media outlets. ARIN will produce new documentation, from basic introductory fact sheets to FAQs on how this resolution will affect users in the region. ARIN will focus on IPv6 in many of its general outreach activities, such as speaking engagements, trade shows, and technical community meetings.

For more information visit the IPv6 Information Center at:

<a href="http://www.arin.net/v6/v6-info.html" target=top>http://www.arin.net/v6/v6-info.html

IPv6 Ready Program

Contributed by forum on Apr 11, 2007 - 11:03 AM
<TD VALIGN=TOP> <a href="http://www.ipv6ready.org" target=top>IPv6 Ready Logo Program
As one of its promotional activities, the IPv6 Forum ogranises the worldwide IPv6 Ready Logo Program, which is just beginning its Phase 2 activities and testing. The coordination of the Program is chaired by Hiroshi Esaki. Visit the Program web site to see how your product can earn the Logo. Contrary to IPv4, which started with a small closed group of implementers, the universality of IPv6 leads to a huge number of implementations. Interoperability has always been considered as a critical feature in the Internet community. Due to the large number of IPv6 implementations, it is important to provide the market a strong signal proving the level of interoperability across various products.
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Contributed by forum on Mar 05, 2007 - 11:47 AM
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Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, will open The PSC Europe Forum's first Annual Assembly, which will take place in Luxemburg May 21-22, 2007.

This event is hosted by the coordinators of the PSCE Forum: The University of Luxembourg and the Centre de Communication du Government of Luxembourg.



Contributed by forum on Nov 03, 2006 - 02:53 PM

An example of MetroNet6 is as follows. In a U.S. city or town the State Police, Fireman, Hospital 911 Personnel, Local Police, and any other required Local Authorities would have Handheld Devices that would have their own Metropolitan Network (MetroNet6) for Voice, Video, Graphics, Intelligence, Medical, and other forms of data through multimedia communications 24x7x365. This MetroNet6 would emulate a Command Control Center, using Moonv6 www.moonv6.org, over the Internet to an emulated National Homeland Security Office securely for communications updates. The MetroNet6 would support both wireless and wireline technology as the physical medium for communications and the integration of wireless and wireline so either can be used on the MetroNet6. The MetroNet6 would support the ability for a command center to be established in an Ad Hoc manner to communicate with the MetroNet6 Homeland Security force and emulatedNational Homeland Security Office using wireless or wireline communications. In addition, the MetroNet6 over time should be able to add additional Ad Hoc Sub-Networks in as required such as the emulation National Guard, Air Command, or other U.S. Agencies that must connect to the MetroNet6 during a 911 disaster.

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FOR FURTHER INFO CONTACT: Geof Lambert - Chairman, IPv6 Task Force, 916-852-6769

or George Usi - Subject Matter Expert, IPv6 Task Force, 916-484-1111

April 2007 News:

The California IPv6 and North American IPv6 Task Forces are pleased to announce the first physical point of presence for the MetroNet6 network to be located in Sacramento, California. Thanks to project chair George Usi for all his hard work in making this a reality.

More information can be found in the PRESS RELEASE.

IPv6 Forum Pioneers

Contributed by forum on Nov 30, 2004 - 02:37 PM
The IPv6 Forum recognises the outstanding contributions of individuals to the cause of IPv6 development, promotion and deployment. We acknowledge the individuals with the award of the IPv6 Forum's IPv6 Pioneer status.

IPv6 Forum Fellows

Contributed by forum on Nov 30, 2004 - 02:31 PM
An IPv6 Forum Fellow is an appointed position by the IPv6 Forum President and supported by the IPv6 Forum CTO. This title is bestowed upon our finest and most dedicated technical members, because of their individual technology contributions to support the promotion, deployment, and technology advantages of the IPv6 Forum mission across all geographies.

California Launches First Sub-Chapter of the North American IPv6 Task Force

Contributed by forum on Nov 18, 2004 - 02:48 PM
<img align=right src="/im/logos/cav6tf.gif" width=120 height=115> The California IPv6 Task Force announced today it is the first North American affiliate chapter to be recognized by the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF), the guiding force for adoption of IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol. Sanctioned by the IPv6 Forum, the North American IPv6 Task Force is the leading force for IPv6 adoption and readiness in the United States and Canada. The California IPv6 Task Force (CAv6TF) launched in June 2004, will support and drive IPv6 state seminars and events. The CAv6TF will support California IPv6 industry and government, to provide a technical and business center of expertise for the deployment of IPv6, provide white papers, briefings, guides, and presentations for public awareness, and work with the IT sector to understand the impact of IPv6 transition within the market.

IPv6 Vendors Test Voice, Wireless and Firewalls on Moonv6

Contributed by forum on Nov 15, 2004 - 04:50 PM
University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory and DoD complete new round of tests on multi-vendor IPv6 network as part of North American IPv6 Task Force's Moonv6 project

A new round of tests on the Moonv6 network stretching from New Hampshire to California has pushed IPv6 testing into new territory by venturing into voice, wireless, firewalls and a host of advanced network and application-layer tests, the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) have announced.

IPv6 Ready Program, Phase 2

Contributed by forum on Nov 11, 2004 - 10:23 PM
<img align=right src="/im/logos/ipv6ready_80x100.gif"> The IPv6 Forum organises the IPv6 Ready Logo program, which is a coordinated worldwide test program for IPv6, based on the work of TAHI and UNH-IOL (University of New Hampshire).

The second phase of the test program is about to commence; more details will be announced here soon.

6th TAHI Interoperability Event

Contributed by forum on Nov 11, 2004 - 09:46 PM
The TAHI Project is organizing its 6th TAHI IPv6 Interoperability Test Event. The event will be held from 24th - 28th January 2005 at the Makuhari messe of Chiba Japan.

Registration is now open at: www.tahi.org/inop/6thinterop.html.

The deadline to register is 31 December 2004.

IPv6 Forum Membership Application

Contributed by forum on Nov 11, 2004 - 01:41 AM

The required information for IPv6 Forum membership is listed below. Please print and fax/call the Forum president Latif Ladid regarding your application.

The membership fee per organisation is 2500 Euros, per annum.

Forum president contact details:

  • Tel - +352 30 71 35
  • Fax - +352 30 53 64
  • Email - latif.ladid@ipv6forum.com

Benefits of IPv6 Forum Membership

Contributed by forum on Nov 11, 2004 - 01:27 AM

The benfits of IPv6 Forum Membership are described below.

The membership application process can be found here.

About the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate

Contributed by forum on Nov 10, 2004 - 08:42 PM

Nokia's Bob Hinden explains the purpose behind the formation of the IPv6 Directorate.

About the IPv6 Forum

Contributed by forum on Nov 10, 2004 - 04:49 AM

The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of worldwide leading Internet vendors, Industry Subject Matter Experts, Research & Education Networks, with a clear mission to advocate IPv6 by dramatically improving technology, market, and deployment user and industry awareness of IPv6, creating a quality and secure new Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology, embracing a moral responsibility to the world.