I gave an Interop IPv6 presentation titled “Getting Serious About IPv6 – Go Big or Go Home” in Las Vegas on April 3, 2014. Since then, ARIN announced it has moved to Phase 4 (down to its last /8 of IPv4 – that happened on April 23, 2014). I think what surprised people the most (based on the feedback I got from the session) was that my argument about adoption for IPv6 had little to do with ARIN running out of IPv4. After all, this is what everyone talks about, that there are no more IPv4 addresses. My argument is: You have already deployed IPv6… you just didn’t know it. At this point, you may be scratching your head saying Ed is crazy, what is he talking about? Let me point out that all major OS platforms (and different flavors of those platforms) support IPv6 and have for a while now. It turns out that IPv6 is enabled (on by default) and preferred in almost all cases.
ARIN Advisory Council member, Cathy Aronson, is at IETF 90 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this week. Follow along as she shares her findings with us on TeamARIN! Yesterday morning I attended the IEPG (Internet Engineering and Planning Group) meeting here at IETF 90. George Michaelson of APNIC gave an interesting presentation about Teredo (a tunneling technology that allows IPv6 capable hosts to use IPv6 over a IPv4 only connection). George’s slides are here. The great thing about his presentation is that he observed Microsoft doing exactly what they said they were going to do. They turned off their Teredo relays. It is clear in George’s graphs that the Microsoft Teredo relays have been turned off. The presentations about sunsetting Teredo are linked here:
See what we did there? Not only are the letters A-R-I-N actually in the word cARIbbeaN, but so much more. There are many Caribbean economies in the ARIN’s service region and we work hard to serve everyone that depends on us for Internet number resources. For those of you in the Caribbean, we have some suggestions for what you can do to prepare for the future of the Internet and to get more involved in ARIN and other important organizations in the Caribbean. Get ready for IPv6. Network operators and content providers alike need to prepare for the future Internet.
It isn’t news that the Internet community is living in interesting times. Since the NTIA announced its intention to transition oversight of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community in March of this year, the debate has been fast and furious. At ICANN 50 in June the panels on the transition process and the larger issue of ICANN accountability were among the most heavily attended sessions on the agenda. While discussion in ICANN continues, we are heading into the Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) on 16 July, when thought leaders from across the US Internet community will meet at George Washington University for this full-day event, from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.
There are a lot of efforts to improve the speed of the web. The inevitable release of HTTP 2.0 in the near future will address many of the existing web performance bottlenecks. Will IPv6 increase web performance in the future? The answer is Yes! IPv6 has many improvements over its v4 counterpart that will help make the web a faster place. IPv6 does not fragment packets; this means that any packet reassembly does so at the client or at some other endpoint. The router is free to use those extra CPU cycles to move packets faster through the network.
The Internet is a victim of its own success due to its complex, global nature. At first the Internet was just made to work, but now it is growing up. Governments are wondering how to fulfill their traditional responsibilities and how to deal with this technology that has transformed almost every aspect of our world.
At the most recent NANOG meeting, an expert panel touched on the subject of Internet governance from an outline of current events to how to get involved. The focus of panel landed on transitioning the oversight of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions.
From the Twitterverse
- [Announcement] ARIN Online Maintenance Scheduled for Wednesday Night http://t.co/Gy4xnOuJWI
- [Announcement] On the Road To Madison and Winnipeg http://t.co/vYYx1T4Vsk
- Without #IPv6, the Internet’s expansion could be limited & the underlying infrastructure will become increasingly complex to manage. #get6
- Myths busted RT @BlueCatNetworks: [BLOG] 6 Things You Need to Know about #IPv6. http://t.co/fAwD1Fi9wA http://t.co/7HhjV2qxuc
- [Announcement] Understanding the IANA Stewardship Functions Transition Process http://t.co/uol9y8AQQq
- RT @SI6Networks IPv6 Extension Headers in the Real World v2.0 - Jen Linkova & @FernandoGont @ IEPG meeting (IETF 90) http://t.co/hTLT18qeWP
- Neat! kudos to @apnic RT @IPv6Buddy: Great map to hover over - IPv6 Capable Rate by country - http://t.co/42Vhnscqsa
- #ARIN34 registration open: http://t.co/1u7uCAY5JU Join us in Baltimore, MD this October http://t.co/M5Dn8oVk2K
- #PowerShell, #PKI and #IPv6 - 'Must learn' technology to stay in the IT Pro business, says @samilaiho: http://t.co/BssWuE6T3K
- Explore hot topics, find out how to keep up to date with ARIN, request resources and discuss policies: http://t.co/TZImfklMjm
- RT @danyork: Something fun for a Friday - RT @Deploy360: Techquickie Video: #IPv4 vs #IPv6 as Fast As Possible -http://t.co/alJMEQhMnV
- Take a peek at the remaining IPv4 inventory at ARIN: https://t.co/pbhjabWjvs You can find the # of blocks available in discrete block sizes
- Thread paves the way for IEEE 802.15.4 and IPv6: Read more about Thread paves the way for IEEE... http://t.co/fEaO15R8sj #WirelessDesign
- Writing Code for Internet of Things http://t.co/dltTPlu3pa @HuffPostCode @casabasecurity #IoT developers - don't forget #IPv6 compatibility!
- Nice! RT @Dentonosorno: Wow I've actually pushed about 18gb of data over ipv6. I guess things are using it xD
- Are you tuned into what's being discussed on ARIN's public policy mailing list? http://t.co/R9zHx2j5ym View the archives & subscribe
- RT @intgovforum #igf2014 Visit the IGF website to register for the 9th IGF & get involved in the preparatory process! http://t.co/7c4zUHmNbk
- RT @shara_evans: In a world where everything mfg can have an #IPv6 address this is the tip of the iceberg http://t.co/wLLNadf9kC @ericsson
- The #Internet as we know it today is a vastly different ￼environment than the network that #IPv4 was originally designed to support. #get6
- Who manages the Internet's address book? https://t.co/o1jui6KZh3 Vint Cerf explains