Slovenian IPv6 summit – 8th edition

IPv6-IPv4 by Abode of Chaos - DDC_5855

IPv6-IPv4 by Abode of Chaos – DDC_5855 (Photo credit: Abode of Chaos)

Yet another successful IPv6 summit passed by, the 8th in a row since 2008. As summits before, this one was also packed with great content and great speakers. If I say, from the network / ISP / operator perspective, we’re just a “push of a button” away from IPv6 at large and IPv6-only core networking is becoming reality and IPv4 will soon be offered only as a service. (great new buzz term by the way – IPv4 as a service / IPv4aaS ).

If for some reason you have missed the event here are some of videos worth watching

Terrastream, Deutche Telekom next generation IPv6 only access network (Ian Farrer, Deutsche Telekom). More on pilot project that was realized in very short time in Croatian can be read on Cisco blog.

Post IPv4 depletion observations from RIPE-NCC (Massimiliano Stucchi, RIPE-NCC)

Live demo of MAP address sharing transition technology, (Andrew Yourtchenko, Cisco)

Yet another way to connect IPv6-only “users” to old internet / only IPv4 based via MAP transition technology. See Cisco MAP Simulation tool.

Something you can already test, without having Cisco box with latest and greatest IOS (all those neat IPv6 features are almost always available only on really bleeding and latest IOS software)  that supports this kind of mapping. There are some open source implementations already out there, almost out-of-the-box ready to be run on OpenWRT linux builds. See:

.. to be continued.