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August 22, 2012 Meeting of the Hawaii IPv6 Task Force

datePosted on 12:07, August 2nd, 2012 by Alan Whinery
IPv6 - The *Current* IP Protocol (are you behind?)

Please also forward this invitation message to interested parties. Your
participation and support are vital to the smooth and successful
deployment of IPv6!

Aloha Everyone,

The Hawaii IPv6 Task Force will hold its next meeting:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM HST
(04:30-06:30 AM, 23 August, GMT)

UH Manoa Campus, POST 801

Agenda will/may include:

- RIR v4 depletions!
- Strategies to handle IPv6 advocates who won't be quiet about IPv6!
- Recent Conferences Attended Highlights
	[Joint Techs, NAIPv6 Summit(?)]
- IPocalypse survival advice
- The plateau in higher ed IPv6 deployment
- Upcoming meetings/conferences

Everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP for on-site attendance as refreshments will be provided.

Parking: see UH Manoa visitor parking rules:
http://www.hawaii.edu/parking/visitorparking.html

Remote viewing will be available through the Ustream web site:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ipv6hawaiimeeting

A SIP Conference bridge will be provided for remote participation.
Watch http://ipv6hawaii.org/?page_id=256 for developments. 

Live Netcast will run from 19:00 to 20:00 HST 22 August 2012
Also known as:	05:00-06:00, 23 August, GMT

Meeting page: http://ipv6hawaii.org/?page_id=252

Visit http://ipv6hawaii.org for updates.

Please also forward this invitation message to interested parties. Your
participation and support are vital to the smooth and successful
deployment of IPv6!

Many Mahalos,

Alan Whinery
President Hawaii IPv6 Task Force
Chief Network Engineer, University of Hawaii
alan.whinery@ipv6hawaii.org

 

World IPv6 Launch

datePosted on 12:00, January 17th, 2012 by Alan Whinery

What if we did IPv6 Day, but didn’t turn off IPv6 at the end of the day?

News From Reuters

The web home of WIPv6L is:
http://www.worldipv6launch.org/

Which is having troubles as of this writing, but shall soon recover, I trust…

(Originally from a note by David Farmer.)

IPv6 knowledge base available

datePosted on 10:14, May 31st, 2011 by Alan Whinery

DREN has the some of the most extensive enterprise-to-end-user experience around —



John Baird (CTR)
Tue, May 31, 2011 at 6:56 AM

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is nearly thirty years old. This
critical part of the Internet’s infrastructure is approaching its end of
life, as the last five unallocated IPv4 address blocks were delegated to
Regional Internet Registries on February 3, 2011. This won’t have an
immediate impact on the way people use the Internet, but both dwindling
IPv4 address availability and the requirement to start using IPv6 will
impact the way that Federal Agencies and commercial businesses provide
Internet services.

The Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) started using IPv6
in 2003. DREN has provided it users with servers, services, and client
applications using IPv6 since then. As the Internet transition from IPv4
to IPv6 plays out, DREN will continue providing a secure,
high-performance infrastructure using both IPv4 and IPv6.

DREN also provides lessons-learned from its years of experience with
IPv6 on an extensive knowledge base. This is publicly available on the
DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program web site
(www.hpcmo.hpc.mil).
1. Click on Networking and Security in the left hand column
2. Click on IPv6 Information in the right hand column
3. Click on IPv6 knowledge base at the bottom of the article.

Or, use this direct link:

http://www.hpcmo.hpc.mil/cms2/index.php/ipv6-knowledge-base-general-info

.

For more information about DREN and IPv6, please contact: John M Baird, HPCMP IPv6 Implementation Manager, (703) 402-9638


IPv6 Features matrix for Network Hardware

datePosted on 11:25, March 20th, 2011 by Alan Whinery

By Nick Buraglio, at the Tech.Buraglio.Com blog.

February 16, 2011 Meeting Summary

datePosted on 11:41, March 7th, 2011 by Alan Whinery

The big discussion of the day was IANA address depletion, and this hot topic was probably responsible for record attendance, both in-person and over the netcast.

An overview of recently attended conferences included:

APRICOT/APAN IPv6 Transition (see video archive at):

http://www.apricot-apan.asia/program/ipv6-trans-conf

Joint Techs:

http://events.internet2.edu/2011/jt-clemson/agenda.cfm?tracks=67&types=&details=

And discussion of regional 6to4, which has changed recently, due to LavaNet’s disconnection from the HIX.

 

The End Of Guessing

datePosted on 16:59, February 16th, 2011 by Alan Whinery

It has been a continual surprise to me that, with so many things to do, people who work in IPv6 advocacy have spent so much time arguing about the accuracy of IPv4 depletion predictions, and asking why competing estimates didn’t match.

Since two weeks ago, or so, the guessing stopped, and yesterday, a ceremony/press conference was held in Miami, a joint event among ICANN, NRO, AfriNIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, RIPE-NCC, IANA, and the Internet Society.

So far, ICANN’s summary page is the most complete that I’ve seen:

http://icann.org/

What happened is this: IANA, the dispenser of all IP addresses, handed out the last of their IPv4 addresses and will dispense no more.

What does this mean? It means that the addresses in the hands of the Regional Internet Registries will be the last that they dispense to end-users, and that alternate means of acquiring addresses will be sought.  People who have addresses will do deals with people who need addresses.

I was tempted to scoff when the assertion was made by NRO that address selling will still occur by the guidelines currently used by RIRs, because I had sort of pictured the post-depletion address market as wild west black market kind of thing. But when you think it through, would you give want to give somebody money for addresses which would not be described as belonging to you in the registry? Probably not.  At the same time, address rentals will become common too, and they may not need to heed RIR procedures. A brave new world, hopefully not a Huxley-esque.

I wax:

“Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches.”
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 3

or, if you prefer:

“Cleanliness is next to fordliness.”
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 7

February 16, 2011 Hawaii IPv6 Task Force Meeting

datePosted on 15:19, February 7th, 2011 by Alan Whinery

Aloha Everyone,

The Hawaii IPv6 Task Force will hold its next meeting:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 PM HST
UH Manoa Campus, POST 801

Agenda will include:

- NRO/ICANN/IANA/ISOC/RIRs “Significant Announcement” Highlights
- Why you should/shouldn’t panic about IPv4 Address depletion
(Which happened last week)
- Recent Conferences Attended (RCA) Highlights
[PITA, HIC, Joint Techs, !PTC]
- IPocalypse survival advice
- Living with IPv6: day to day issues
- Common sense about post-depletion IPv4 address block transfers
(Why you should work within RIR allocation rules)
- Upcoming meetings/conferences
- Future of HIX 6to4.

Everyone is welcome.
Please RSVP.
Refreshments will be provided — Pizza this time; feel free to express
preferences. We are not able to provide refreshments to remote participants.

Parking: see UH Manoa visitor parking rules:

http://www.hawaii.edu/parking/visitorparking.html

Remote participation will be available through the Ustream web site:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ipv6hawaiimeeting

Live Netcast will run from 19:00 to 20:00 HST 16 February 2011
(GMT 05:00-06:00, 17 February, 2011)

Please use UStream chat functions to participate remotely

Meeting page: http://ipv6hawaii.org/?page_id=227

Please also forward this invitation message to interested parties. Your
participation and support are vital to the smooth and successful
deployment of IPv6!

T-Mobile Mobile IPv6 Trial

datePosted on 09:14, July 30th, 2010 by Alan Whinery

“T-Mobile USA is keenly aware of the IPv4 address exhaustion issue and we are working diligently to ensure an orderly transition from IPv4 services to IPv6 services.  To that end, we are working with our industry partners, the IETF, and the 3GPP to develop the right standards and the right ecosystem to make the IPv6 Internet a reality.”

Read more here.

Learned from Derek Morr

IPv6, PPTP, and BitTorrent

datePosted on 10:56, June 22nd, 2010 by Alan Whinery

There is much blog traffic this week about the so-called “security flaw”, supposedly in PPTP, when “combined with IPv6″. A number of explanations have been offered, none of which have aptly described the situation.

See this article, which includes an embedded video of the Telecomix Cipher conference talk that started the controversy. The talk makes several interesting points about anonymity, through proxies and VPNs, and how sites work around them to see who you really are.

The problem is not due to a security flaw in PPTP, or in PPTP when used with IPv6. It is an effect of trying to implement a solution that simply ignores IPv6, a strategy which has become inappropriate in the current Internet.

Any VPN, or other tunneling solution will route some portion of its traffic over an alternative path, like a tunnel. A very common type of VPN, which addresses the “road warrior” scenario, allows a client to connect securely to its home network. For instance, a “road warrior” VPN client which is connected to its home net can be recognized as part of that network and allowed access to resources such as file servers, email servers, etc. Connection to a VPN may also offer the client the ability to hold a real, routable IP address when they are actually situated behind a NAT device. If the VPN connection is set up to route all traffic through the VPN, then the VPN-assigned address will represent your “identity” as far as the world is concerned.

Of course, having a VPN connection, and being represented by a VPN-assigned address does not give you anonimity. That VPN-assigned IP address was allocated to your VPN provider, and they will probably have logs and records of who you are and when you occupied what address, especially if they authenticate you, and if you use Relakks or Ipredator, or any service which requires sign-up, or especially if they charge you money, the “anonymity” is relative. You trust these providers either to completely forgo logging, which they don’t, or to deny warrants and subpoenas, which they won’t.  Anonymity, security, are just not this simple to achieve, and the average user is not equipped to evaluate what he’s getting.

The problem isn’t that the VPN solutions in question are flawed, it’s that they only affect the routing of IPv4, so that when your computer connects to an IPv6 resource, it will use your normal IPv6 routing, which has not been changed by the VPN set-up.

If you are using ANY tunnel-style VPN which tunnels IPv4 and not IPv6, then your IPv6 address will be visible to any resource you access via IPv6. I have seen many comments that suggested using OpenVPN, or IPSec VPNs, or etc. But they will all suffer from the same problem, unless they are set up to deal with all of the network protocols (IPv4 and IPv6) on your computer.

Of course, if you zoom out and look at the real problems in this scenario, you realize that VPNs, current operating systems, the World Wide Web, are all designed with absolutely no attention to anonymity.  In order to provide anonymity, you would have to reorganize the OS, the VPN, etc. If you built a special anonomyzing browser app, from the ground up, you could begin to address proxy-based anonymity, but there would still be much trial and error.

Of course, if you turn off IPv6 altogether, it will prevent you from reaching IPv6 resources, and thereby prevent the described issue with IPv6 addresses. But the way forward is to challenge the implementers to stop ignoring IPv6, which is growing at an increasing rate, and modernize their applications.

June 23, 2010 Meeting

datePosted on 09:30, June 14th, 2010 by Alan Whinery

IPv6 – A Bigger, Stronger, Better Internet, Today and Tomorrow

Aloha Everyone,

The Hawaii IPv6 Task Force will hold its next meeting:

Wednesday June 23rd, 2010
6:30 – 8:30 PM
UH Manoa Campus, POST 801

Agenda will include:

- IPv6 appliance development
- Facebook IPv6 trial
- North American IPv6 Task Force Meeting
- Network updates
- IPv6 strategy for your network

Everyone is welcome.
RSVP.
Refreshments will be provided.

Parking: see UH Manoa visitor parking rules:
http://www.hawaii.edu/parking/visitorparking.html

Remote participation will be available through the Ustream web site:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ipv6hawaiimeeting

Visit http://ipv6hawaii.org for updates.

Please also forward this invitation message to interested parties. Your
participation and support are vital to the smooth and successful
deployment of IPv6 in Hawaii.

Much Mahalo.

Alan Whinery
President Hawaii IPv6 Task Force
Chief Network Engineer, University of Hawaii
alan.whinery@ipv6hawaii.org

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