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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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