“Hawaii Deployment Experiences” Webcast On-Line

datePosted on 07:56, December 11th, 2009 by Alan Whinery

A webcast version (hosted YouTube) of Alan Whinery’s presentation, presented at IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 in Honolulu, is now on line.

It’s 44.5 minutes long, and is intended for a relatively sophisticated audience of network operators.

You can view it here.

Things you can reach by IPv6

datePosted on 14:45, November 29th, 2009 by Alan Whinery

See the nav bar above right for a link to the updated results of the “Things You Can Reach By IPv6″ survey, which lists things you can ping and load in a web browser by IPv6.

University of Hawaii announces Hawaii IPv6 Task Force

datePosted on 11:06, November 25th, 2009 by alan

University of Hawaii announces Hawaii IPv6 Task Force

Will promote the next generation internet protocols in Hawaii

Contact: David Lassner, (808) 956-9501 VP for Info Tech and Chief Info Officer, Information Technology Services

Contact: Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-8109 Associate Vice President, External Affairs and University Relations

HONOLULU, Hawai?i – The University of Hawai?i (UH) has announced the creation of the Hawai?i IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) Task Force in partnership with the global IPv6 Forum. The Hawai?i IPv6 Task Force is dedicated to the local promotion and support of the next version of the rules that describe how computers and networks interconnect to provide internet services throughout the world.

Vint Cerf, honorary chair of the global IPv6 Forum congratulated UH for establishing the Hawai?i IPv6 Task Force. “IPv6 needs to be embraced to sustain internet growth and drive continuing global end-to-end innovation. The University of Hawai?i should be applauded for its initiative in supporting the advancement of enterprises and ISPs in their community so that Hawai?i can participate fully in the future of the global internet,” said Cerf.

The IPv6 Forum, which promotes and supports IPv6 globally, has organized a full day seminar on Monday, November 30, 2009 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village during the IEEE Globecom Conference. The IPv6 Forum at IEEE Globecom features a lineup of leading international speakers from government, industry and academia.

Today’s internet primarily runs on IPv4, most of which was developed in the 1970s. The world’s supply of IPv4 addresses for internet-connected devices is near exhaustion and the workarounds used often introduce problems in network services and connectivity. IPv6 overcomes this limitation and provides solutions to many other problems associated with the immense and largely unanticipated success of the internet, including internet security and end-to-end services.

While much of the world, especially Asia, has been actively deploying IPv6 for many years, the U.S. has lagged far behind. UH began to implement IPv6 on network connections in 2001 to participate in international telemedicine demonstrations with Japan. The university has currently implemented IPv6, in parallel with IPv4, on its statewide network and over its national and international connections.

UH Chief Internet Engineer Alan Whinery noted, “Today’s networking equipment makes it relatively easily to support IPv6 alongside your current network. Network engineers should be taking this opportunity to prepare for the inevitable future so they aren’t surprised when IPv6 becomes necessary.”

Honolulu Community College (HCC) began to provide IPv6 training for the Department of Defense in Hawai?i in 2007 through the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT). HCC Network Administrator and PCATT Instructor Bill Becker said, “HCC’s real-world participation in the global IPv6 network through UH has allowed us to share our experiences with other enterprises concerned about their participation in the future internet.”

The Hawai?i IPv6 Task Force will serve as a venue for internet engineers in Hawai?i in to share their challenges, solutions and successes in implementing IPv6 in Hawai?i. It will also support the interconnection of IPv6 internet service providers through the Hawai?i Internet Exchange (HIX), Hawai?i’s only neutral and settlement-free internet exchange.

For more information about the IEEE Globecom IPv6 Forum on November 30, visit

For more details about the Hawai?i IPv6 Task Force, visit http://ipv6hawaii.org or e-mail info@ipv6hawaii.org.

For more information about IPv6 training opportunities in Hawai?i, visit http://www.pcatt.org.

For more information about HIX, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/hix.