Columbia, MO Courthouse

World IPv6 Webseminar

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

 IANA distributed the last IPv4 blocks back in February of this year. We thought there would be 12-18 months of time left before the Regional Internet Registries exhausted their pool of addresses. However, APNIC has already announced they are out of IPv4 addresses. This means there are portions of the world where IP connectivity is limited to only IPv6. Are you ready for this change?

This session will cover the high-level aspects of IPv6 adoption that your organization should be considering. We did this presentation at the 2011 Spring MOREnet conferences and had very good feedback. Come join us as we talk about the key points MOREnet members should be considering, what you should have already done, how to get caught up and where you should be moving in order to be ready for the request you know is coming "Why can't I get to this site?"!!

Oh yeah, IPv6 addresses look quite a bit different than IPv4 addresses. Here are some examples:

IPv6 2610:e0:c002:200:f97b:c811:db85:ce3f (Preferred)
or     fe80::38dd:f8f:a9d6:a842%11(Preferred)

Not so easy to type. And, there are 340 Undecillion addresses (340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456) in IPv6 address space, so tracking them is going to be difficult. Time to consider some different tools. Time to Think6!!

Randy Raw, Shannon Spurling, Charley Steinhaus